Currently in Toronto — September 19th, 2022

A wet start with a dry finish!

The weather, currently.

Some much-needed rain will move in as we start up a new work week.  A disturbance will drag a cold front across the lower lakes tomorrow morning as well. Expect rain showers and possibly a thunderstorm through breakfast time. The wake-up temperature will be about 19°F. However, by early afternoon the core of the energy will be to our east, allowing a few sunny breaks to develop. There is still a risk of an isolated thundershower, but nothing significant for later in the afternoon. A gradual clearing trend will in fact continue into the evening. A warm moist air mass will set up a mid-summer feel with a high of 26°C that feels like 31°C with the humidex. It will be breezy too, with a westerly wind 20-40km/h. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

Monday night: mainly clear with a low of 16°C.

Side note: periods of heavy rain will continue for parts of central and eastern Ontario.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Grapes in California wine country have survived a deep freeze, wildfires, and excessive heat, as climate change continues to threaten the $45 billion industry. Growers, scientists, and winemakers are determined to save their livelihood and are fighting back with technology, according to reporting by CBS News.

For example, researchers are studying various kinds of root stocks to see which are the most drought and heat resistant. Rows of vies are planted in different directions to avoid direct sun, while layers of leaves and artificial shades cover the fruit to keep it cooler.

Grapes are like sponges in a way, as they absorb things from the atmosphere, possibly tainting the wine.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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