April 9, 2010 — Rain, thunderstorms and cooler temperatures. It was a soggy week in Ontario, but there's change on the way for the weekend.
You may not have needed those winter tires much this winter in southern Ontario, but hopefully you invested in some good rubber boots for spring.
An umbrella wouldn't be a bad idea either.
The trend over the past couple of days has been soggy and foggy and Thursday was no exception.
A thick blanket of fog covered the Greater Toronto area in the morning, with some heavy rain to follow. Between the two, things were definitely a lot slower on the roads during the morning rush hour.
Here's a look at some of the rainfall totals from Tuesday to Thursday:
Totals from Wednesday to Thursday:
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is advising residents to exercise caution around all bodies of water.This week's rain has increased runoff and caused rivers and streams to run higher and faster. Parents are being asked to keep their children away from any flowing water. It's the same story for places like Kitchener, Hamilton and Windsor.
Today, the rain has tapered off, but it's cold across Ontario. Still, there is some good news in the forecast.
'Temperatures will start rebounding as early as tomorrow,' says Weather Network meteorologist Michelle Cassar. 'We have an area of high pressure south of the great lakes, which will bring us some fair and mild conditions for the weekend.'
For more details on what you can expect over the next few days, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National and Regional forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.