After Ontario's Sunday storms, a cooldown beckons
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 9:41 AM -
People in southwestern Ontario woke to a rumble of thunder and the occasional short-lived downpour Sunday morning.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were briefly in effect for parts of the region, with Kitchener, for example, receiving 20 mm in just 20 minutes around dawn.
However, those warnings dropped, as the rain moved eastward.
There will be a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening through southern Ontario, with a higher chance in eastern Ontario.
Temperature-wise, seaonal temperatures with humid conditions will bring humidex values into the mid-30s throughout the region Sunday, but a cooldown is on its way thereafter.
Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm says temperatures will gradually fall down to around the 20 mark on Wednesday. By contrast, Toronto's seasonal average is around 27oC at this time of the year.
"Below seasonal, but not certainly unpleasant," Soderholm says.
As for precipitation, right now it's looking like Monday could be a little rainy in the southwest, moving in late Monday afternoon and evening.
If any rain falls in the Greater Toronto Area, it will likely be in the western GTA, later in the evening.
WHY THE COOLDOWN? Read expert analysis from Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.