Alerts for: York - Durham

Statements

10:04 PM EST Sunday 23 November 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region
  • Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham

Rainy and mild tonight, then very mild with strong and gusty winds Monday.

A rapidly intensifying low from the Southern States is approaching the Great Lakes. It will track across Lake Michigan by Monday morning then cross Northeastern Ontario into Northwestern Quebec on Monday.

Rain, at times heavy, has reached Southwestern Ontario and will quickly spread to all other regions overnight. Rainfall amounts of 15 to locally 30 mm are expected before it tapers to showers on Monday. This may have some impact on the snow melt for parts of the snow belt regions around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay which received significant snowfall in the past week. Some localized flooding is possible in these areas.

As this weather system crosses the province on Monday, strong winds will strengthen to 50 gusting to 70 or 80 km/h out of the southwest. Localized gusts to 90 km/h are quite possible in some exposed areas.

The strong and gusty winds forecast for Monday may bring down some limbs or the odd tree, and cause sporadic power outages. Wind warnings may be required.

The very mild weather will come to an end later on Monday. Temperatures on Tuesday will be much colder across Southern Ontario with highs only a few degrees above the freezing mark.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

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