Feb. 27 Weather: Thunderstorm risk strikes Mississauga and rest of southern Ontario


Published February 27, 2024 at 6:00 am

As February’s weather continues its wild fluctuations, the meteorologists have made yet another unseasonable prediction: a thunderstorm is on the horizon.

Environment Canada’s sensors at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport say the day will begin partly cloudy with showers throughout the morning. By midday, those showers have a 40 per cent chance of evolving into thunderstorms

Temperatures will rise throughout the day starting at about six degrees by sunrise at 7 a.m. They’ll peak at 11 degrees by the peak of the storm risk around 3 p.m.

The risk of thunderstorms will drop off after 5 p.m. though showers will continue overnight. Residents should get their salt ready as a flash freeze is expected on Wednesday.

Winds will also rise throughout the day, starting low at 20 km/h at 8 a.m. The wind will peak at 80 km/h during the storm risk period. After 6 p.m. they’re expected to fall to about 40 km/h.


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