Mother Nature has struck again and she’s sending a bunch of warnings to southern Ontario. For the most part, the region is riddled with heat warnings and even the threat of a severe Ontario storm. Although the heat will be affecting the GTA, there is also a chance of nickel-sized hail and even potentially landspout tornadoes hitting the region in isolated areas.
In short, it’s thunderstorm watch, tornado warnings, and falling hail galore!
According to Environment Canada, the majority of southern Ontario is expecting a bunch of extreme weather on Friday evening and this weekend.
In fact, it seems like we’ll be going through all the seasons tonight and for some, throughout the weekend.
For the GTHA, the current heat warning will stay in effect as the humidex ranges from 36C to 39C until Sunday with a chance of that stretching into Monday for some areas.
Although daytime temperatures will be around 29C to 33C, and even hotter with the humidex, the night-time will range from 17C to 20C, according to Environment Canada.
But there could be a lot more action in areas like Hamilton, Barrie, Huron, and Waterloo where the threat of nickel-sized hail is prominent.
According to The Weather Network, most of the places in southern Ontario won’t see any rain but from Windsor up to Bancroft into cottage country could see a few scattered thunderstorms.
Strong rainfall, huge wind gusts, and even the risk of isolated funnel clouds are possible in several regions across southern Ontario.
Yeah, that sounds kinda dramatic.
“This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado,” states Environment Canada.
Although it doesn’t sound like a tornado threat is as prominent, they can still occur in southern Ontario with the right conditions.
Maybe there’ll even be more so-called “dust devils” spotted?
Then again, maybe not, as the threat of heavy downpour across the region brings the risk of flash floods hitting certain areas.
Some weather warnings have already ended in a few parts of Ontario, but so many more are still in place at the time of writing.
However, the City of Toronto plans to open their cooling stations starting at 11 a.m., on June 20 and June 21.
Prepare yourself for this wild weather!