Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for rain and thunderstorms in much of eastern Ontario.
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“You are seeing drought a lot more widespread and a lot earlier than on record and I’ve been farming for 15 years now and this is the driest I’ve ever seen it this early.”
With a lower than average amount of precipitation in May, a lack of rain has created challenges for Ontario farmers who have been dealing with unusually dry soil conditions.
Ontario’s plan to keep the taps off at local splash pads until mid-June has gotten backlash from mayors across the province as temperatures rise ahead of the Victoria Day weekend.
Environment Canada issued the tornado warning around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but the agency cancelled it about 15 minutes later.
A cold front moved through late Monday, ushering in much chillier air.