Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night


We have avoided significant rainfall for most of the area so far this month but that changes quickly starting this evening. Rainfall really begins ramping up for the weekend.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist into tonight. Near Pensacola, Florida, more than a foot of rain has fallen in the last few days. Rain moving in will become heavy at times Saturday night over western areas, and become heavier over eastern areas on Sunday. Some higher amounts could be received in some areas.

There is a potential barrier for the heaviest rain and that is the cool, dry air that will be working into the region from the north from high pressure there. Highs will only be in the low to mid-80s.

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Though Gordon won't be hitting southern Ontario as hard as other places throughout the U.S., Environment Canada says Sunday and Monday are expected to see light to heavy rainfall.

Rain totals should have no problem reaching 2"-4" over the course of Friday/Saturday/Sunday with some higher totals certainly possible.

A flash flood watch means there are conditions that could lead to flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas. Stay alert and DO NOT DRIVE through high water.