Toronto will experience a slow rise in temperatures this week which will contribute to steady rainfall and potential flooding. According to Environment Canada, as much as 20 mm of rain is expected to fall over the city by Tuesday afternoon, with some fog possible.

“A warm front associated with a low pressure area will move through the region tonight, bringing a significant amount of rain with it,” explained the weather agency.

A special weather statement was issued for Toronto, York, Peel, Halton and Durham on Monday. The heavy rain, coupled with melting snow, could cause flooding in various areas of the GTA. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has even forecasted as much as 40 mm of rain to fall from today through Thursday morning.

Southern Ontario has been issued a more severe rainfall warning, with areas like Caledon, Uxbridge, Beaverton and Northern Durham expected to see as much as 50 mm of rain this week.

Temperatures are expected to be in the double digits this week, with highs of 15 C on Tuesday and 11 C on Wednesday.

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