You’ll want to prep your umbrella and galoshes, as Environment Canada says the city will be getting dumped with severe heavy rainfalls during rush hour on Wednesday.
The weather agency issued a rainfall warning for Toronto and the GTA on Tuesday, warning that the remnants of Hurricane Patricia will be moving into the region.
Toronto is expected to get around 45- 55 millimeters with wind gusts of 70 km/h are likely in most areas, stronger by Lake Ontario.
Moisture & energy from Patricia will enhance a developing storm across Great Lakes Wednesday. Locally 50-70mm in GTA pic.twitter.com/jQcjkHbEfj
— Anthony Farnell (@AnthonyFarnell) October 26, 2015
The City of Toronto is also warning drivers to be aware of water pooling on roads, as well as flooding near rivers, creeks and culverts. Hydro One and Toronto Hydro say crews will be on standby, preparing to respond to any outages expected to come into effect.
Heavy rainfall warning in effect. We’re monitoring & are prepared to respond. Learn how you can prepare: https://t.co/wPtqJ81sRh
— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) October 27, 2015
The rain and strong winds are expected to ease up by Friday.
With files from Danny Longo