Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. A deep low over northeastern Ontario will drag a sharp cold front east across Southern Ontario this afternoon and evening. The front’s arrival will be heralded by very strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Sustained wind speeds of 60 to 70 km/h with frequent gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to begin this afternoon north of Lake Erie and early this evening north of Lake Ontario. These winds will be strong enough to cause some tree damage, with a few power outages possible as a result. The strong and gusty winds will also result in difficult driving conditions, especially on highways exposed to strong cross winds. The winds will slowly diminish late tonight or Tuesday morning.
High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.