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Yesterday's all-day rainfall smashed previous record

Thursday's heavy rainfall made it the wettest May 25th since precipitation levels started being recorded in 1938, according to Environment Canada.

Some flooding and road closures on Thursday as a result of 44.6 millimetre rainfall

Heavy rain on Thursday smashed Toronto's previous record for the date and led to road closures and some flooding. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

Thursday's heavy rainfall made it the wettest May 25th since precipitation levels started being recorded in 1938, according to Environment Canada.

The weather agency said 44.6 millimetres of rain fell through the day, smashing the previous record of 34.3 millimetres set in 1953.

Yesterday's heavy rain caused some road closures, power outages and flooding.

Though more showers are anticipated today, they're expected to be light, giving way to a partly sunny Saturday with a high of 21 C.

Enjoy and dry off while you can — light rain and possible thunder showers could return on Sunday afternoon, with wet weather expected to continue on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Saturday will be a one-day reprieve before wet weather continues on Sunday and for part of next week. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

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