Rainfall. July 19, 2020 (Photo by Matt Weverink)Rainfall. July 19, 2020 (Photo by Matt Weverink)

UPDATE: Wind warning ended for southwestern Ontario

Environment Canada has ended a wind warning for southwestern Ontario.

It was in effect for Saturday as strong wind gusts were expected to develop across the region in the early morning hours and last into the evening.

Environment Canada initially issued a special weather statement for Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Huron-Perth, as well as Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Grey, and Bruce counties late Thursday afternoon.

A wind warning was issued for London-Middlesex and Strathroy around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Wind warnings were also in effect for Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex as southwesterly winds are expected to gust to up 90 or 100 km/hr.

A severe thunderstorm warning was briefly in effect for London-Middlesex Saturday afternoon, but the warning ended just before 4 p.m.

Forecasters said a severe thunderstorm, capable of producing very strong wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour, was moving northeast.

Areas that were under a freezing rain warning on Friday and Saturday (eastern Middlesex County, eastern Elgin and Oxford counties, Huron-Perth and Grey-Bruce County) may have had a few millimetres of ice accretion before the precipitation transitioned to showers Saturday afternoon.

Due to the windy conditions and precipitation, damage to tree branches and power outages are possible.

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