On Thursday, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued by Environment Canada for the City of Toronto.
As stated in the warning, Torontonians should expect heavy rains coupled with strong wind gusts in the next few days. This weather phenomenon is caused by “a line of severe thunderstorms” that can also possibly bring about nickel-sized hail and localized flooding.
Environment Canada pinpointed the specific areas that torrential rains will hit in its severe thunderstorm warning. These areas are Concord, Downsview, Highway 401 at Highway 400, Highway 401 at Highway 404, Kleinburg, Malvern, Maple, Markham, Mount Joy, North York, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Unionville, Vaughan, and Woodbridge.
The warning stressed that “heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads” and “strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.”
Environment Canada also advised to “take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.”
Earlier this week, the weather agency announced that the City of Toronto could be in for scorching weather that could last until Thursday.