Currently in Toronto — July 29th 2022
The weather, currently.
The long weekend looks great! A low pressure system over the great lakes will continue to spiral some scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region tonight, but it will have less moisture to work with for tomorrow. Expect sunny skies Friday morning with a wake up temperature near 16°C. Some clouds will mix in after lunch, with a chance of shower. As mentioned, the next little boundary that pushes in will be moisture starved, so again we will leave it as just a chance of a shower. The wind will be moderate at times from the west 20-40km/h and the UV index will be 8 or very high. The forecast high is 26°C, which will seem closer to 30°C with the humidex.
Friday Night: Mainly clear with a comfortable low of 15°C.
Side Note: A ridge of high pressure will then build in late Friday setting up a gorgeous long weekend. It will be bright, warm and the airmass, initially will be less humid—enjoy!
What you need to know, currently.
Eastern Kentucky has been hit by catastrophic flooding Wednesday night and more rain is on the way. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that eight people had died overnight, with many more still unaccounted for and waiting to be rescued.
Flash floods aren’t necessarily becoming more common due to climate change, but they are becoming more dramatic. A 2021 paper in Nature found that—while the number of flash floods remained fairly constant—extreme floods tended to be increasing, while moderate flash floods were on the decline.
Flash floods are also growing shorter and more dramatic, which causes roughly the same amount of property damage but makes them much more dangerous for people, who have little warning before their towns are inundated.
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