A special weather statement by Environment Canada will continue overnight in Chatham-Kent, as strong and gusty winds are expected tonight into Friday.
High water levels for Eastern Lake Erie tonight.
Strong southwesterly winds have developed as expected across Southern Ontario with frequent gusts of 70 to 80 km/h in many areas in the wake of a strong cold front that is currently moving through Eastern Ontario.
The cold front and strong winds will reach the Trenton to Kingston areas by this evening.
A few higher gusts near 85 km/h are quite possible.
Even stronger winds with frequent gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are expected near Eastern Lake Erie and in the Picton and Sandbanks area near Eastern Lake Ontario where wind warnings are in effect.
In addition, the very strong winds have resulted in abnormally high water levels for Eastern Lake Erie, where a high water level warning is in effect. A combination of high water levels, high waves, and southwest winds gusting to 90 km/h or more may result in shoreline flooding and erosion, from Fort Erie through Port Colborne to Dunnville, and possibly as far west as the Long Point area.
These strong winds will persist through this evening before slowly starting to diminish somewhat later tonight or Friday morning.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.
– Submitted photo: High winds knocked a tree over today in Glen Mickle Park in Wallaceburg.