Storms Cut Power To Thousands, Unsettled Pattern In Ontario

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : April 17, 2019 8:00

After a weekend that showed off the extremes of spring’s changeable personality, balmy highs one day and accumulating snow the next, the new work-week will follow suit, with a wintry start quickly giving way to a picture much more suitable for mid-April.

And the season’s active storm track and flip-flopping temperature patterns will continue as well, with eyes on a potent system ahead of the Easter long weekend. We break down when you’ll need the umbrella, and why the warmer jacket is still needed, below.

Showers linger on Monday morning near lakes, wet snow expected north of GTA and parts of cottage country as more rain spreads across the region through Tuesday. The temperature see-saw continues through the week, while another system with thunderstorm may occur late in the week.

An early season thunderstorm sent rumbles of thunder and lightning across southern Ontario on Sunday evening as the cold front associated with the massive Texas low started to push through the province.

While storms moving through were non-severe in nature, they did put on a good light show for area residents. They also resulted in about 20,000 customers losing power in the Ottawa area early Monday due to an “equipment-related” failure. At the height of the outage, nearly 40,000 were left in the dark.