Toronto Weather Outlook: Early Spring Storm to Bring Winds, Rain, and Snow

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TORONTO – WEATHER – Toronto is in the sights of a Colorado Low that is calling for an early spring storm that promises a mix of strong winds, heavy rain, and the possibility of wet snow from Tuesday through Thursday.

A special weather statement has been issued, highlighting the potential for significant weather changes due to that Colorado low affecting the region. This weather event may lead to power outages and disrupt daily activities, underscoring the importance of staying informed and prepared.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 5:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, Toronto Pearson International Airport reports cloudy conditions with a temperature of 6.1°C. The barometric pressure is falling, currently at 101.4 kPa. Humidity stands at 52%, with east winds blowing at 30 km/h and gusting up to 41 km/h. Visibility is clear at 24 km, though the weather is set to deteriorate as the day progresses.

Expected Conditions

The early spring storm is expected to kick off with cloudy skies and a 40% chance of showers early this morning. Rain, potentially heavy at times, will start by the morning, with an estimated amount of 5 to 10 mm. Winds from the east will be strong, reaching speeds of 40 km/h and gusting to 60. The temperature will remain steady near 6°C, with a low UV index indicating minimal sun exposure.

Tonight, showers will continue, accompanied by the risk of a thunderstorm, adding another 10 to 20 mm of rain. Wind conditions will persist, making it feel particularly chilly.

Wednesday will see a continuation of cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers in the morning, turning to rain around noon and adding another 10 to 20 mm. Temperatures will drop to plus 4 in the afternoon as winds remain strong. By night, the rain may mix with or turn to snow amid windy conditions, with a low of plus 1 expected.

Thursday’s forecast includes periods of snow or rain with a high of plus 3. By night, expect cloudy periods with a 30% chance of flurries and a low around zero.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the varied conditions – from rain to potential snow, coupled with strong winds – it’s advisable to dress in layers. Waterproof outerwear, sturdy wind-resistant umbrellas, and warm, water-resistant footwear are essential. Consider a hat and gloves for the cooler evenings and potential snow on Thursday.

Weather Trivia

Did you know Toronto experienced one of its most significant April snowfalls over 70 years ago? In April 1947, the city was blanketed with almost 30 cm of snow, a rare event that challenged the perception of April as a spring month.

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