Out with the sun, in with the rain: Unsettled weather makes a return to Ontario
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8:24 AM - It was nice while it lasted. Sunny skies and warmer temperatures have dominated much of southern Ontario for the last couple of days, but a warm front pushing in on Wednesday could bring the return to wet weather.
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"An advancing warm front moving in from the south will cross over early this morning," said Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani early Wednesday. "Rain to begin in the Windsor area early this morning, reaching the Greater Toronto Area by the afternoon hours."
Temperatures will also remain below seasonal in many places, with a daytime high just over 10°C expected.
"In southwestern Ontario, there's a risk of thunderstorms through the overnight hours Wednesday and into Thursday morning," says Vaswani.
"The greatest risk with these storms will be heavy downpours and the possibility of pea-sized hail," adds Brian Dillon, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Most areas can expect a brief clearing Thursday afternoon before heavier rain and the risk of afternoon thunderstorms returns on Friday.
The good news is that along with this unsettled weather, temperatures are on the rise as the low approaches.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the 20 degree mark on Friday with a humidex value in the low to mid twenties.
We've reached 16C at Pearson only 4 times so far this year. 2yrs ago we'd already reached 16C 22 times. Seasonal = 17; Headed for 20+ Friday— Doug Gillham (@gtaweather1) May 7, 2014