Snow and Extremely High Winds in the Forecast for Halton
While milder temperatures are headed to Mississauga, other dangerous conditions might make headlines over the weekend.
Environment Canada recently announced that a special weather statement is in effect for Halton and Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills).
The weather agency says a major wind storm is likely on Sunday (Feb. 24).
Environment Canada says damaging winds with frequent gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are expected to develop Sunday morning after the passage of a sharp cold front.
Areas near the Great Lakes are more likely to experience winds at the higher end of this range.
A few gusts may reach 120 km/h near the east end of Lake Erie and over Prince Edward County near Lake Ontario. The very strong winds will persist through Sunday night and gradually diminish on Monday.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Power outages are also possible.
In addition flurries and blowing snow will develop Sunday afternoon. Local snowfall amounts in the 2 to 5 cm range are possible by Monday morning. Any fresh snow that falls will be whipped up by the very strong winds creating whiteout conditions in blowing snow at times.
Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero resulting in dangerous winter driving conditions.