A new month could bring a new weather record for March 1st.
The forecast from Environment Canada calls for a well-above seasonal high of 16°; as of 6:30 a.m., the temperature had already hit 10°.
The warmest March 1st on record was back in 2000 when the temperature reached 13.2°.
And with all the rain in the forecast, it will certainly feel like spring, although it doesn’t officially arrive for a few more weeks.
A special weather statement remains in effect for Toronto and surrounding areas, with regards to conditions which will deteriorate quickly Wednesday evening.
Rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected to move out of the area late morning, with another round of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a cold front moves in.
Winds will pick up as well, with gusts up to 80 km/h.
And with the temperature expected to plunge to -7°, rain will switch over to flurries.
As well, due to recent melting snow and showers to this point, the ground is not able to absorb all the moisture, which means there will be some ponding on roads and highways.
Motorists should adjust their driving accordingly, as those wet sections could become quite icy.