The weather, currently.
The luck of the Irish will be with us, with possibly recording-breaking warmth for parts of southern Ontario tomorrow. Thursday starts off under mainly cloudy skies very early in the morning with some scattered fog patches. Our wake-up temperature though will already be above freezing hovering near 3°C. The cloud will start to break up with a fair amount of sun for early afternoon and a high of 17°C! This will likely be the warmest St.Patricks Day in the city in about a decade. The wind will be from the south 15-30km/h.
Thursday night: cloudy with breaks and a low of 5°C
What you need to know, currently.
A major 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, leaving 2 million people without power and triggering a tsunami warning. This quake comes a little over 11 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region in 2011.
While tsunami warnings are still in place and aftershocks are expected for the next several days, tsunami waves are likely to only reach around a meter. For reference, the 2011 tsunami reached a max of 40 meters.
Early footage and reports of the quake show major shaking and outages as well as a train derailment. Japan, fortunately, has some of the best infrastructure in the world in terms of mitigating the effects of earthquakes.