Brace for high winds, lots of rain and a 24C temp swing tomorrow

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Between now and Friday night, expect to see a lot of rain, strong winds, thunderstorms and then a chill.

We could see an inch of rain (25 mm) fall before its over, and see winds hit speeds of 90 km/h.

As for the temperature, we’re expected to go from a high of 16C Friday to an overnight low of -8.

 

This from Environment Canada:

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
  • Windsor – Leamington – Essex County

Significant Rain, Thunderstorms, and Potential Briefly Severe Wind Gusts on the way.

An approaching warm front will cause an area of showers and thunderstorms to move through the regions this evening. Some of the storms will contain heavy downpours with local rainfall amounts of 25 mm in an hour possible. A few showers or thunderstorms are also expected overnight in some areas. There is the risk that isolated thunderstorms overnight could contain wind gusts to 90 km/h.

A greater threat for high wind gusts is expected Friday morning into early afternoon as a cold front approaches, preceded by a band of scattered showers and thunderstorms. There will be potential for wind gusts near or in excess of 90 km/h as the band moves through.

Should these winds develop, power outages would likely occur in some areas.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor this situation closely and may issue watches or warnings as the event draws nearer.

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