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Environment Canada ended its…

Environment Canada ended its special weather statement for the GTA on Thursday after heavy rain, high winds and some wet snow hit the region on Wednesday.

The federal weather agency previously forecast that up to 40 mm of rain could fall in some areas.

Rain turned to sleet and snow as temperatures fell later Wednesday, but precipitation slowly tapered off overnight.

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport experienced flight delays due to the weather. Incoming and outgoing flights between Toronto and some airports along the U.S. eastern seaboard including New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia were delayed Wednesday, it said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

The gloomy spring weather is forecast to stick around until the weekend, with sunshine and daily temperature highs in the low to mid-teens expected on Saturday and Sunday and through to early next week.

Water levels in city elevated due to rain: TRCA 

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) said in a statement Wednesday that all shorelines, rivers and streams in the GTA should be considered “dangerous” due to changing and higher water levels, and should be avoided. It added that the rain in Toronto has saturated the soil and elevated water levels.

Water levels are expected to recede but higher than normal levels are expected to persist throughout Thursday, the conservation authority said.

The combination of slippery banks, and cold-water temperatures will create hazardous conditions near water bodies, it added. Widespread flooding is not expected but there could be pooling in low-lying areas with poor drainage.

Children and pets should be kept away from river banks and motorists should avoid driving through underpasses with deep water.

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