Currently in Toronto — August 26th, 2022

Sunny breaks with scattered showers

The weather, currently.

The unsettled pattern continues. It has been an active evening with clusters of storms rippling across southern Ontario. At one point, a tornado warning was issued in the Milton Area. A weak cold front passing through the region will bring some showers and again the risk of a thunderstorm for tomorrow. Friday morning will be mainly cloudy with scattered showers and a wake-up temperature of 18°C.

There will be a few sunny breaks developing by late morning, the breaks will be welcome—but they will also add to the instability. That means the risk of showers and or a thunderstorm will continue for the drive home. This will not be a soaking rain that will last for hours, there will be pockets of rain showers, followed by gradual clearing for the evening. The wind will be light from the NW and the UV index will be 4 or moderate. It will remain humid, with a high of 25°C, which will seem like 30°C.
Friday night: mainly clear with a low of 14°C.

Side Note: The final weekend of August is looking great with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-twenties. Enjoy!

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

We have a beautiful new piece up today from Currently's editorial fellow, Aarohi Sheth, on surviving Hurricane Harvey and returning to Houston five years later.

"I was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey hit my hometown of Houston, Texas. It was August of 2017, the summer before my senior year of high school. It was a time teeming with change and instability.

In fact, the week that Harvey happened, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I missed the rain and its comfort.

I missed hearing the splatters of the droplets on tree leaves, and the way it cut through Houston’s heat. But I especially missed the way that right after a good rain — if I breathed in deeply enough — the city’s air had an earthiness that filled my lungs. The smell was a mix of mulch and dew and salt.

I think I was dreaming about rain when the storm entered my house, and the water began to rise.

And rise and rise."

Click here to read the full piece!