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Fog advisory issued for Toronto on the first day of May

Toronto and parts of the GTA were placed under a fog advisory Wednesday morning, but will clear the way for sunshine expected in the afternoon.

Environment Canada issued the fog advisory just before 5 a.m., citing near-zero visibility.

“Dense fog is affecting areas along the western Lake Ontario shoreline. Conditions could persist throughout the morning,” the Canadian Weather Bureau said. “If you travel, be prepared for areas with near-zero visibility. If visibility is limited while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

Halton-Peel, York-Durham and Hamilton had similar weather warnings this morning.

Foggy conditions in Toronto are expected to ease around 9 a.m. Sunshine is forecast by the afternoon with a maximum daytime temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.

Meteorologist Jill Taylor of 680 News Radio Toronto says while Thursday and Friday are shaping up to be a decent end to the work week weather-wise, the same can’t be said for the weekend. Heavy rain is on the way, with 10mm expected to fall in Toronto on Saturday.

It also looks like it will be a wash on Sunday, with additional rainfall and only two hours of sunshine forecast.

“17 C is the guaranteed high (today); the average maximum temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius. We could reach 20 degrees Celsius on Thursday, but we don’t expect it to be very much in the 20s in the month of May, so no major warming,” Taylor said.

The good news is that we are headed for a slight, albeit temporary, temperature increase on Sunday, with a daytime high of 18 degrees Celsius in the forecast. Although subject to change, we could start next week with abundant sunshine and highs of 18C and 17C on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

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