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Toronto under special weather statement as strong winds sweep through city

Toronto remains under a special weather statement with strong winds expected to sweep through the city until Wednesday evening.

Westerly winds are following in the wake of a strong cold front on Wednesday

Waves crash against the Toronto lake shore during a high wind advisory on March 31, 2022. Strong winds are in the forecast for Toronto until Wednesday evening. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Hold onto your hats, Toronto!

Toronto remains under a special weather statement with strong winds expected to sweep through the city until Wednesday evening.

Environment Canada says westerly winds are following in the wake of a strong cold front.

Gusts are forecast to reach speeds of 70 to 80 kilometres per hour.

The federal weather agency says the strongest winds are expected on the eastern shores of the Great Lakes, where wind gusts could be up to 90 km/h.

Later on Wednesday night, the forecast says winds are expected to ease from west to east.

"Strong winds may toss loose objects and cause tree branches to break," Environment Canada says.

There could be isolated power outages, the federal weather agency warns.

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