Sunday, June 28th 2020, 7:47 pm - While Saturday featured periods of stormy weather in parts of Ontario, the risk loosens Sunday, ahead of what could be a considerable stretch of dry conditions in the province.
Ontario’s active weather will mainly be in eastern regions on Sunday evening with the potential for thunderstorms and hail. Aside from these thunderstorms, most of southern Ontario will be fairly calm on Sunday. Monday will feature lots of sunshine and temperatures above seasonal, which is a trend that will continue over the next few days. Details and timing, below.
- Non-severe storm risk hangs on in eastern areas Sunday
- Slightly less humid Sunday, but still warm
- Very dry conditions next week could increase wildfire threat
- Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area
SUNDAY: THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE IN EASTERN ONTARIO
A mix of sun and clouds is expected in southern Ontario as well as a risk for non-severe thunderstorms in eastern regions.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the City of Ottawa around 7:00 p.m. EST and the risks include hail between 2 to 3 cm in size, heavy rain with 50 mm possible in one hour and wind gusts near 90 km/h.
There is also a slight chance of a passing afternoon shower or drizzle in areas west of Hamilton.
Temperatures will be similar to those reached on Saturday, just a tad less humidity, with daytime highs inching close to 30°C in the southwest and parts of the Golden Horseshoe, while a widespread range of mid- to upper-20s elsewhere. The humidity, while lower, will still make it feel like the low- to mid-30s.
MONDAY: MORE SUNSHINE, SLIGHT STORM RISK IN EAST
Monday will be quite similar to Sunday's forecast. Mostly fair, still muggy, in the south, with a low risk for a passing shower in the Golden Horseshoe and a slight possibility of thunderstorms in eastern Ontario in the afternoon.
Temperatures will be near seasonal again, with similar humidex values. Daytime highs will be hovering around the 30-degree mark in most southern locales, and parts of the north, but with the humidity, will feel like the low- to mid-30s.
LOOK AHEAD: MOSTLY FAIR CANADA DAY, DRY CONDITIONS COULD ELEVATE WILDFIRE RISK
Presently, Canada Day looks to be partly sunny with near-seasonal temperatures, with a slight risk for passing showers, followed by temperatures ramping up for the rest of the week and beyond the following weekend -- elevating wildfire risk and leaving crops and gardens parched.
"The hot weather will continue through the first weekend of July and into the following week. There will also be very little potential for rain, so our region will become very dry once again," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.