Strong Winds expected Christmas Eve

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Hold on to your hats! a powerful low pressure system approaching the Great Lakes Thursday morning will bring with it very strong winds.

Snow squalls could develop off Lake Superior along with rain showers for Sault Ste. Marie.

The warm front associated with the low, will produce well above normal temperatures, to about 9c. The record high for this period was set on December 22 with a high of 5.4 c in 2007.

The powerful low pressure system has prompted Environment Canada to issue the following statement.

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Very strong winds are expected to develop Thursday morning as a cold front sweeps through the Great Lakes region. Areas near Lake Superior will see 60 km/h winds with gusts to 80 to 90 km/h.

The strongest winds are expected by mid morning. The winds will gradually weaken Thursday afternoon.

There is also a risk of snow squalls Thursday afternoon in westerly flow off Lake Superior.

Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.

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