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Toronto is under a Special Weather Statement with cold strong winds heading towards GTA Wednesday


Snow advisory for ski and cottage country

Toronto has been issued a Special Weather Statement by Environment Canada with more strong winds expected Wednesday, as a cold front heads into the area in the afternoon and into the evening.

Those living in regions around the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area are warned that power outages may occur as Canada’s trusted weather source says most southern Ontario can expect “strong winds gusting between 70 and 80 km/h.”

The Weather Statement is in effect for this afternoon into this evening a cold front will sweeps through southern Ontario bringing strong southwest winds. Of course with the cold front sweeping through the GTA, residents will also see a rapid drop in temperature from plus 6 to minus 5 by tonight.

IIn addition to the potential for power outages. high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

This morning in Toronto there is a 70 percent chance of light rain showers or changing to 70 percent chance of flurries this afternoon into the evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 70 early this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon.

While ski and cottage country (Grey-Bruce/Parry Sound-Muskoka) could see from 10 cm to as much as 15 cm of snow this afternoon into the evening.

Tonight will be Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 7. Wind chill near minus 15.

If you are out on the highways it is advised to be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

As usual, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

photo St. Lawrence Park, Port Credit, by Terry Lankstead

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