Soaking rain continues in Ontario before warmer temperatures arrive

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Soaking rain continues in Ontario before warmer temperatures arrive
Soaking rain continues in Ontario before warmer temperatures arrive

Commuters should continue to drive with caution and allow for extra time to reach their destinations in southern Ontario, especially in areas where heavy downpours may cause ponding of water on poorly drained sections of highways.

The rain will ease off through Wednesday morning and depart in the afternoon hours as the system exits. By the time the system departs, southern Ontario could have accumulated 15-30 mm of rain, with locally up to 40 mm in areas that see embedded thunderstorms, through Wednesday morning.

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Temperatures will be closer to seasonal by Wednesday afternoon. Clouds will give way to sunshine setting the table for a sunny and pleasant Thursday with seasonal temperatures in the mid- to high teens.

Friday brings another modest temperature drop and the slight chance for some rain showers towards the southwest as a system scrapes south of the border. Sunny and pleasant for Mother’s Day, but several degrees cooler around the west end of Lake Ontario due to the east wind off the cold lake.

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By next week, southern Ontario may see some summer-like weather for a few days.

"Still uncertainty in just how warm and for how long," says Dr. Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

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"Of course, the Great Lakes will sabotage the warm-up for some lakeshore areas, but areas away from the cooling influence of the lakes should see several days with temperatures climbing into at least the mid 20s. It is possible that the wind direction will turn enough to allow for a day or two of very warm weather throughout the Greater Toronto Area later in the week."

Be sure to check back for the latest weather updates across southern Ontario.

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