Currently in Toronto — September 26th, 2022
The weather, currently.
Keep the umbrella handy, it will be an unsettled couple of days. An upper-level low-pressure system will bring rounds of rain for your Monday. Scattered showers for tomorrow morning with a wake-up temperature near 13°C. Periods of light rain develop by lunchtime and there is a thunderstorm risk. Although isolated, some of the storms could produce some very strong wind gusts and downpours. Otherwise, the wind will be from the west 20-30km/h. The forecast high a cool 16°C and the UV index will be 3 or moderate.
Monday Night: Cloudy with scattered showers and a low of 12.
(Side Note: Parts of southern Niagara have recorded close to 2 inches/50mm of rain today due to lake effect rainbands. Caution is advised if traveling in the Long Beach and Port Colborne area.)
What you need to know, currently.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical storm with 90 mph winds. Although the storm weakened as it approached land, it still caused an unprecedented amount of damage and at least one death. The worst damage was in Prince Edward Island, where storm surge reached up to six feet.
After months of quiet, the Atlantic Basin is looking particularly active this week. Tropical Storm Ian formed Friday and is expected to strengthen as it approaches the United States. Ian may hit Cuba as a Category 4 and the western coast of Florida will be particularly at risk.
“The one thing I have to stress is that as Ian moves into the Gulf of Mexico the wind field is going to expand considerably,” said Jamie Rhome, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, in a briefing on Sunday. “Ian is going to be a large and powerful hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and spread its impacts over a large portion of the Florida peninsula, so don’t get too fixated on the [exact track].”
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What you can do, currently.
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