Winter storm lashes Canada’s South

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Environment Canada says that Thursday’s weather is expected to be a strong wind event across most of Canada.

Environment Canada is forecasting that the frontal boundary that has parked itself south of the Maritimes will gradually drift northward, passing through southwestern Ontario later Thursday.

With that front is expected to be a warm and moist mix of rain and snow throughout the day.

Late in the day, the weather is expected to change and turn more windy. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Great Lakes.

The waves of cold air forecast to sweep in from central Canada have been dubbed the “shining winter” weather front.

In Ontario, Environment Canada is forecasting wind gusts of up to 100 km/h.

Severe winter storms are expected to bring snow and gusty winds to northern parts of the province.

In Ottawa, where a storm dropped four centimetres of snow early Wednesday, the forecast calls for three centimetres of snow on Thursday with very strong gusts of 70 km/h that could result in power outages.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect for some parts of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, including the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

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