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Strong winds expected for Hamilton-Niagara Region Wednesday: Environment Canada

A photo of Hamilton, Ont. skyline. Global News

Environment Canada is alerting Hamilton and Niagara residents about strong wind gusts expected to sweep through much of southern Ontario on Wednesday.

The agency issued a special weather statement saying westerly winds gusting 70 to 80 km/h are expected on Wednesday afternoon, lasting until Wednesday evening “in the wake of (a) strong cold front.”

“The strongest winds are expected near the eastern shores of the Great Lakes where wind gusts up to 90 km/h may occur,” the statement said.

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“Strong winds may toss loose objects and cause tree branches to break. Isolated utility outages may occur.”

The general forecast for both Hamilton and Niagara Region is calling for the temperature to drop to just 2 C with a windchill by Wednesday afternoon.

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Flurries are also expected with around 2 cm of accumulations possble by midnight amid a low of -3 C.

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