Severe wind gusts expected to blow through WC Friday

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada says hold on to your hats as winds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour are expected to blow through the community tomorrow (March 20).

“A strong cold front will sweep across the regions late Friday morning and Friday afternoon,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (March 19). “A band of scattered showers or thunderstorms is expected to develop just ahead of the front.”

The band will affect areas near Lake Simcoe in the late morning or around noon, then move rapidly eastward to reach eastern Ontario in the mid-afternoon.

“Winds gusts near or in excess of 90 km/h will be possible in some areas as the band moves through,” Environment Canada said. “Given the showers and thunderstorms are expected to be scattered, strong wind gusts will only affect some areas with low confidence as to the locales most likely to be affected.”

Power outages are expected where high wind gusts occur. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this situation closely.