Environment Canada warns of strong winds in much of southern Ontario on Wednesday
The weather agency issued a special weather advisory for large parts of the region and a wind warning in some areas.
Areas that are subject to a special weather statement can expect gusts between 70 and 80 km/h, while areas that are under a warning can see gusts up to 90km/h.
“Southwest winds will pick up ahead of a cold front that will be moving through southern Ontario on Wednesday, intensifying throughout the afternoon and peaking by evening,” Global News weather specialist Ross Hull said.
After a weekend reprieve, the majority of Alberta will be subject to extreme cold warnings.
“Wind warnings are in place from Niagara to Simcoe-Delhi Norfolk along the shores of Lake Erie, as well as Kingston/Prince Edward County along Lake Ontario where gusts could reach 90 km/h.”
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Environment Canada and Hull warned of possible power outages locally.
“Make sure you secure any loose items that may blow around,” Hull said.
“In the wake of the front, much colder air will flood southern Ontario by Thursday bringing more lake-effect snowsqualls to the snowbelt.”
Peterborough Regional Weather Forecast Jan. 4, 2022
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