Thunderstorms, high winds announced in special weather statement

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Thursday, Mar. 19/2020 calling for rain and scattered thunderstorms to start tonight, thunderstorms and high wind gusts are expected for Friday.

“An approaching warm front will cause an area of showers and thunderstorms to move through the regions this evening and tonight,” the statement says. “Some of the storms will contain heavy downpours with local rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm in an hour possible.”

“There will be the potential for high wind gusts Friday in the morning or early afternoon as a cold front approaches, preceded by a band of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Wind gusts of 90 km/h will be possible in this band,” the statement says. “Should these winds develop, power outages would likely occur in some areas.”


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