4:31 AM EST Sunday 17 November 2013
Wind warning for
Significant winds this afternoon and tonight.
A low pressure system from Colorado continues to track towards the Great Lakes and will rapidly intensify into a significant fall storm as it approaches Lake Superior later today. The associated cold front is forecast to reach Southwestern Ontario by early this evening then blast east across the remainder of the regions tonight.
Strong southerly winds ahead of a cold front will develop this afternoon over much of Southwestern and South Central Ontario. Winds of 50 gusting to 70 km/h are expected in some areas. Behind the cold front, very strong southwesterly winds with much colder air will blast in this evening and into Monday morning with winds gusting up to 90 km/h or above. A few gusts of 100 km/h or more are possible in regions near the Great Lakes and higher ground, such as Southern Niagara, Picton and the Dundalk Highlands.