‘Damaging winds’ of up to 110 km/h forecast for Toronto on Sunday

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WATCH ABOVE: Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell gives us an update as to what to expect on the upcoming wind storm Sunday – Feb 22, 2019

The City of Toronto is under a wind warning ahead of the potential for damaging winds of up to 110 km/h on Sunday.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Friday in anticipation of the weather event beginning Sunday afternoon and through to the evening hours.

On Saturday, the weather agency upgraded the statement to a warning.

READ MORE: How to prepare for Sunday’s windstorm in southern Ontario

The wind gusts will persist as a sharp cold front moves into parts of Southern Ontario. The weather system is expected to weaken on Monday.

Officials say damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. There is also the possibility of power outages due to downed electricity lines.

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The national weather service said flurries are also in the forecast on Sunday. Local snowfall amounts in the two to five centimetres range are possible by Monday morning.

Road conditions may become treacherous as the strong winds coupled with the snow can create whiteout conditions in localized areas.

WATCH: Niagara Parks Police posted video showing strong winds blowing ice from Lake Ontario over a retaining wall, with it piling up alongside Niagara River Parkway

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Video shows wind blowing ice from Lake Erie over retaining wall – Feb 24, 2019