Significant rainfall expected in GTA, with up to 40mm forecast in some regions

Environment Canada is warning Tuesday afternoon of significant rainfall for the Greater Toronto Area, with up to 40mm possible in some regions.

The weather bureau has issued special weather statements warning of 30 to 40mm of rain for areas such as Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills, Mississauga and Brampton.

Flooding on the roads is possible and motorists are advised to allow extra travel time to reach their destination.

Significant rainfall is also possible for Toronto, with 20 to 30 mm expected from this afternoon, thanks to a low pressure area approaching from the southwest.

The rain is expected to weaken to a few showers between tonight and Wednesday morning.

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