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Fog advisory lifts for Toronto, GTA



Toronto and parts of the GTA were placed under a fog advisory on Wednesday morning that blanked a good portion of the city’s downtown core.

Environment Canada issued the fog advisory just before 5 a.m., citing near-zero visibility. That alert was lifted at around 10:30 a.m.

“Dense fog is affecting areas along the shoreline of western Lake Ontario. Conditions may persist through the morning,” Canada’s weather agency said. “If travelling, be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

Halton-Peel, York-Durham and Hamilton were under similar weather advisories this morning.

Fog photos

The misty conditions in Toronto subsided by around 9 a.m. By noon, sunshine is forecasted with a daytime high of 15 C.

680 News Radio Toronto meteorologist Jill Taylor says that while Thursday and Friday are shaping up to be decent weather-wise to end the work week, the same cannot be said for the weekend. Heavy rain is coming, with 10 mm forecasted to fall in Toronto on Saturday.

It also appears that Sunday will be a wash, with additional rainfall expected and only two hours of forecasted sunshine.

“17 C is the guaranteed high [today]; the average high is about 16 C. We could hit 20 C [on Thursday], but we’re not looking at a whole lot of 20s to start the month of May, so no major warm-ups,” Taylor says.

The good news is we’re headed for a slight, albeit temporary, rise in temperatures on Sunday, with a daytime high of 18 C in the forecast. Though subject to change, we could start next week with abundant sunshine and highs of 18 C and 17 C on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

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