A special weather statement for the City of Toronto has ended, but a heat warning is still in effect.
On Friday night, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the city, saying a band of thunderstorms and showers extending just south of King City to east of Ashburn was sinking slowly southward.
The weather statement warned that the thunderstorms contained “very heavy downpours” which may have suddenly reduced visibility to less than 500 meters.
At the time, Environment Canada said sudden flooding could happen in poorly drained sections of highways, while local rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm in an hour were possible.
The statement ended just after 10 p.m. on Friday, but residents in the City of Toronto aren’t in the clear just yet.
The heat warning issued by Environment Canada at 11:38 a.m. on Friday is still in effect.
The warning says daytime temperatures in the low to mid thirties — with humidex values of 40 or higher — was expected for both Friday and Saturday.
“Little relief is expected (Friday night) and Saturday night as temperatures will only fall to the low to mid twenties,” says the heat warning.
Emma Sandri is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @emmarosesandri