Currently in Toronto — June 1st, 2022

The weather, currently.

A break in the heat, but thunderstorms come with it

Cooler air coming! We will get some relief from the extreme heat by tomorrow afternoon. That means one more very uncomfortable night for those without air conditioning.  However, it is important to note, along with cooler air will come the risk of severe thunderstorms. The first round will be early Wednesday morning, especially in eastern sections of the GTA. Otherwise, the day is cloudy with rain showers and a wakeup temperature near 20°C.  The airmass will remain unstable,  as a cold front pushes in for the early afternoon, delivering the second round of scattered thunderstorms. Some of these will likely approach severe limits. The high is 24°C, but it feels like 30°C with the humidex. By the late afternoon, once the front passes, all of the heat and humidity will be swept out, and we will enjoy a fresh breeze from the NW and eventually see some clearing.

Wednesday night: scattered clouds with a low of 13°C.

At this time a Heat Warning remains in place for Toronto

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Check out the latest Currently Explainer! Currently’s managing editor, Zaria Howell, spoke with some of our meteorologists regarding how best to prepare for and survive a hurricane. As hurricane season is upon us, it’s more important than ever to make sure you and your community know the best ways to prepare for this extreme weather event.

Meteorologists say that first, you need to assess how vulnerable your community is to hurricanes. Find out if you and your community are in a storm surge area, for example, and how susceptible your home is to damage. If you know that your area floods, have an evacuation plan. It’s also important to have a “hurricane kit” packed with water, food, medication, personal documents and other essential items. And, make sure you have a long-term plan in place for once the storm passes as well.

Read the full Explainer on our website: Currently Explains: Hurricanes.

Also, we’re holding a Twitter Spaces tomorrow at 8p.m. ET to mark the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Please join us if you can!