Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the western part of southern Alberta early Sunday morning.

Strong winds will be gusting at speeds from 90 to 110 km/h throughout Sunday. The winds are being caused by an upper cold front swinging south through the province.

The regions impacted by the warning are:

  • Okotoks - High River - Claresholm
  • Crowsnest Pass - Pincher Creek - Waterton Lakes National Park, Cardston
  • Fort Macleod - Magrath
  • Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River

While winds will remain brisk throughout the afternoon, they are expected to taper off somewhat in the evening.

Residents can expect gusts of 80 to 90 km/h at that point.

Calgary is not included in the wind warning but is expected to see gusts around 40 to 60 km/h.