Strong Winds Expected in Southern Ontario as System Moves Through #ONstorm #ONwx


Christopher Poitras/Wx Centre

Most of Ontario is dotted with wind warnings, freezing rain, warnings and special weather statements as a large low-pressure system moves through the region.


This morning areas under the wind warning could see gusts to 80 km/h. Winds will increase this afternoon with gusts to 110 km/h. The strongest winds will be along the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Huron including Georgian Bay. With the winds this strong, power outages are possible. Loose objects could be moved and tree branches could break. Winds will diminish by Monday morning.


The low is bringing freezing rain to central sections of Ontario. For most areas seeing freezing rain, it will transition to rain later this afternoon. No significant freezing rain accumulation is anticipated. However, the roads could be slippery.


Southern Ontario will see rain and strong winds today. Across far northern Ontario and western Ontario, snow is expected which will wind down as we progress through the day. In eastern sections of the province, we can expect a rain and snow mix.


The same system will being a rain and snow mix to Quebec on Monday before heading toward Atlantic Canada.