It's going to be a windy day in most of Ontario this Friday. Environment Canada has issued weather statements for multiple areas across the province as wind is expected to reach up to 90 kilometres an hour. On top of the strong winds, weather in Ontario is also calling for up to 20 centimetres of snow in some areas. According to the Weather Network, winds will be strongest along the lakeshores, particularly at Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.Lake Ontario will also see higher than usual winds today. Areas such as Prince Edward County could get the strongest speeds of up to 90 kilometres an hour. These speeds could result in significant tree damage.
Power outages are also possible, according to Environment Canada. They are warning residents that the winds will be so strong that loose objects may be tossed and cause injury or damage.
If you live in the GTA and other lakeside regions, you can expect to see winds going between 60 and 80 kilometres an hour, so make sure to hold onto your hat if you are travelling outside today. However, if you are in northern Ontario, you can also expect a burst of snow throughout Friday. This snow burst could limit visibility on the roads, making travel difficult, Environment Canada warns.
Some regions in northern Ontario may see up to 25 centimetres. These regions include Timmins-Cochrane, Moosonee - Fort Albany, Fort Hope - Webequie, and Attawapiskat.
So you may want to pull back out your snow boots and hats to take on this Friday weather.
The good news is that these winds are expected to settle down for the weekend, leaving Saturday and Sunday relatively calm.
However, temperatures won't be making you feel as if spring is around the corner. Southern Ontario can expect to see low single-digit temperatures throughout the weekend, with Toronto expecting to only be 2 C on Sunday.
Residents can also expect March to end off on a cooler note.
"Eventually the colder weather developing to our north is expected to win out for a while across southern Ontario, so we expect that the final 10 days of March (and possibly into early April) will bring a cooler pattern to our region," TWN predicts.