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The GTA Is Under Weather Alerts For Intense Thunderstorms, Winds & Up To 50 mm Of Rain

York, Peel, Halton and Durham are among the regions facing severe storms today. ⛈

That dark and stormy weather you woke up to today is only expected to get worse as the morning goes on.

Environment Canada's weather alerts in the GTA state that isolated thunderstorms, winds of up to 80 km/h, and up to 50 mm of rain are expected before noon on Friday.

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The weather warnings were issued early on Friday morning in most of southern Ontario, including York, Durham, Halton, and Peel, as well as north of the GTA in Orillia, Parry Sound, and Muskoka.

Periods of heavy rain will persist throughout the morning and taper off by around 12 p.m., the alerts say, with anywhere from 20 to 40 mm of rain expected in most areas. 

"Strong northwest winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h are expected in many areas this afternoon," states Environment Canada.

Once the storm passes, the Toronto region will reach a high of 9 C on Friday and Saturday, then 11 C on Sunday accompanied by more rain.

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