Environment Canada issues GTA severe weather alert News

Tamara Shade and Jalisa Massiah


The Greater Toronto Area is in for a messy Thursday and Friday, according to Environment Canada.

The agency issued a special weather statement stretching from Windsor all the way to Toronto, York, Durham, Halton and Peel.

Residents can expect severe wind gusts up to 80 km/h as thunderstorms from the upper U.S. Midwest and Ohio Valley batter the region.

Geoff Coulson, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said it’s a “two-hands on the wheel” kind of day.

Environment Canada warned pedestrians to be on the look out for flying debris and other objects.

The agency said a number of people could lose power due to the strong winds.

The weather system will move on the Atlantic Canada, and areas to the west can expect rain and snow.

Eastern Manitoba and northwest Ontario may see 2 to 8 cm. of snowfall.

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