Balmy temperatures, and rain, en route to Ontario
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:24 AM -
Sure, there's rain in the cards this evening in southern Ontario, but the nice warm temperatures leading up to it may be worth a little soaking.
Easter Monday could be even warmer than the day before, with Toronto expected to hit 20C by the afternoon, with similar warmth elsewhere.
The downside is an approaching cold front, bringing rain to much of southern Ontario.
The heaviest amounts will fall along the front as it moves from the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, stretching east to the National Capital Region and the border with Quebec.
Those areas are expected to get 15-25 mm, starting tonight and lasting into Tuesday morning.
Southwestern Ontario and areas north of Lake Huron are forecast for up to 15 mm. In the Greater Toronto Area, the rain starts overnight, lasting into the morning, possibly affecting the morning commute.
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There are currently no rainfall warnings anywhere in effect in Ontario, but a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada for the National Capital Region and areas along the Quebec border warns that some communities could get as much as 25 mm, along with a risk of isolated thunderstorms.
The agency says showers in those areas should begin Monday evening, and last into Tuesday evening.
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The cold front that's bringing those April showers will drag temperatures down with it, with the rest of the week looking at temperatures mostly in the teens.
That's on the heels of a warm, mostly sunny weekend in the south of the province, with some very rosy temperatures on Easter Sunday.
People in northern Ontario didn't have as much luck - together with parts of the Prairies, the northwest was one of the snowiest areas in the country, with almost 10 cm falling in some areas of the Lake Superior shore overnight Saturday, including Thunder Bay, and there may be more snow on the way to the region mid week.