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Southern Ontario could get hit with up to 25 mm of rain next week

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:29 -

Forecasters at The Weather Network have been warning of the risk  of snow in southern Ontario for a few days now, with computer models starting to paint a clearer picture of what's to come.

"A developing system in the Prairies will bring rain to southern Ontario on Sunday through to Tuesday," says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.

"Some places could see up to 75 mm of rain, with the Toronto area getting about 50 millimetres. As temperatures drop late Monday into Tuesday morning, that could change to snow or scattered flurries."


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Eastern Ontario and southern Quebec may see some accumulating snow from this system, Dillon adds.

While models are still unclear, forecasters believe a very sharp temperature gradient will exist on either side of the cold front on Monday.

"Temperatures will fall for everyone in Ontario once that front completely slides through during the evening on Monday such that Tuesday daytime highs will only be a few degrees above freezing," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.

That's after temperatures peaked near 20°C in parts of southern Ontario on Thursday, marking the warmest day of the year so far.

According to Dillon, the last time temperatures got that high was on October 16, when it reached 21 degrees Celsius.

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