Dangerous Winds & Serious Snow Are Going To Hit Parts Of Ontario On Thursday
The winter weather keeps coming. Heavy rains, gusts of snow, and dangerous winds are in the forecast for areas of the province on November 21 as another wave of an Ontario storm hits. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for areas including Niagara and Kingston.
Those alerts are for strong and potentially hazardous gusts on Thursday evening and overnight.
The statement for Niagara region reads: "Strong southwesterly wind gusts up to 80 km/h are possible beginning this evening. The strong winds will begin to ease overnight tonight."
It then goes on to warn that "loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage." Yikes, be aware out there if you live in that area of the horseshoe.
Those wind-related forecasts also affect Kingston, the Caledonia-Haldimand area, and Simcoe.
Meanwhile, Northern Ontario is in for a pretty messy evening with the threat of some serious white stuff falling.
The Weather Network says there's a decent chance of areas like Sudbury receiving up to 15 centimetres of snow as they are hit hardest by the stormy conditions.
Parts of the province like Thunder Bay could actually get even more than that. Over 15 centimetres is possible around the area of Lake Superior.
"Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions," warns Environment Canada for the significant snowfall.
"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," the advisory continues.
"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow."
For people in the GTA and nearby, things should be a little milder.
You can expect to see light rain into the evening on Thursday, says TWN. About five to 10 millimetres is predicted across southern Ontario through into Friday.
That's at least some relief for Toronto, after the
Speaking of Friday, though, the heavy wind gusts are going to stick around. You could even see a bit of snow southeast of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, too.
If you're out and about, make sure to be prepared.