Torrential rain expected as severe thunderstorm watches, warnings issued for GTA

Weather Alerts

Weather Alerts

With a heat warning still in effect, Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for York Region July 5.

According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable for the development of risky thunderstorms that may be capable of producing torrential rain.

The storms are expected to be slow moving, which could result in torrential downpours in some areas of up to 25 to 50 mm of rain.

Scattered storms are expected across southern Ontario in the afternoon.

Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 25 C on Friday with an overnight low of 10 C heading into Saturday. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

Intense lightning is also likely with a developing thunderstorm and heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Environment Canada said people are advised to seek shelter if threatening weather approaches.

There could be a bit of relief on the way from the heat and humidity that has taken over Toronto and the GTA.

It looks like London's in for one final day of extreme heat before a cold front moves in, Environment Canada says.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.