TORONTO, June 6, 2022 – A Special Weather Statement has been issued for southern Ontario by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Basically, a lot of rain is headed our way combined with severe thunderstorms. Toronto and surrounding area could see significant rainfall from 25 mm to 50 mm, and directly north in cottage country (Muskoka-Parry Sound, Dufferin-Innisfil, Barrie-Orillia-Midland, Haliburton, as well as Huron-Perth and Waterloo could see even more.
The heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to arrive tonight and last until Tuesday afternoon. Like the last devastating storm that ripped through the province, some areas may experience more rain and thunder than others.
Showers and occasional thunderstorms are expected to continue moving across the region as a cold front approaches from the west. ECCC says the precipitation is expected to end by Tuesday evening in the wake of the cold front.
There is some uncertainty with the track and timing of this cold front that will move across the area. Hence exact timing and total rainfall amounts are subject to change.
ECCC says rainfall warnings may be required for some areas as the event draws closer.
For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.