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Drying out in Ontario

Rain battering down in Toronto Wednesday
Rain battering down in Toronto Wednesday

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

June 16, 2010 — Ontarians are slowly hanging up their umbrellas after a soaker on Wednesday. Now, the heat is moving back in.

A Torontonian trying to stay dry
A Torontonian trying to stay dry

From rubber boots to sunglasses. That's the transition many residents across Ontario will be making.

An area of low pressure tracked across the province Wednesday, bringing heavy amounts of rain from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa River. Sault Ste. Marie saw over 30mm of rain with this storm and places like Toronto and Markham saw closer to 20mm. Winds were also gusting up to 65km/h at some points.

While it seemed pretty stormy, it didn't last long.

“We've pretty much seen the bulk of the rain,” says The Weather Network's meteorologist Michelle Cassar. “We may see a few isolated showers here and there through the overnight hours, but it's basically done for southern Ontario.”

Additional rainfall for the province
Additional rainfall for the province

Cassar says there's still a chance for some non-severe thunderstorms in Ottawa and Montreal during the evening hours, but at most these places will see an additional 5 to 10mm of rain.

Now it's the humidity that will have people talking once again. “An area of high pressure is moving back in bringing a seasonal and fair day for the region on Thursday. The humidity will build in for Friday and it's looking to be a hot and sticky weekend,” explains Cassar.

For more details on the weather in your area, check our Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your local forecast comes up every ten minutes on the tens.

With files from Lyndsay Morrison.

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