Significant rainfall on the way for Toronto, special weather statement in effect

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Greater Toronto Area saying "significant" rainfall is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Between 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected to fall in some areas of the GTA by Wednesday night

Showers are expected Tuesday and Wednesday night along with record-breaking temperatures more typical of April, says Environment Canada. (David Donnelly/CBC)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Greater Toronto Area saying "significant" rainfall is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Between 20 and 30 mm of rain is projected to fall in some areas of southern Ontario, according to the federal weather agency.

With warmer temperatures on the way, Environment Canada says a series of low pressure systems moving across the lower Great Lakes is to blame for the wet weather.

Toronto could see record-breaking daytime highs of 15 C on Tuesday and 14 C on Wednesday, according to Environment Canada forecasts. 

The rainfall is expected to taper off by Wednesday evening.