April 29, 2014 1:50 pm

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

ABOVE: Southern Ontario and the GTA are in for some nasty weather – but will it linger until tomorrow? 

TORONTO – It’s been a blustery day across much of southern Ontario.

The high winds have prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement warning that the winds could cause damage.

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The culprit is a slow-moving low pressure system that is moving toward southern Ontario from the U.S. Midwest. Ahead of it, winds of 50 to 70 km/h are being generated.

Environment Canada warned that some higher gusts could occur, which may result in downed limbs and possible power outages.

The winds will ease later today.

Meanwhile, the rain continues across the region, with a forecast of about 15 to 20 mm. The rain will taper off in the evening, but more rain is in the forecast across the region on Wednesday.

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