High winds in Quinte

Tree bus

A tree fell perilously close to a bus full of children in the Clarkson area of Mississauga

While severe thunderstorms were not expected in that part of the province, Environment Canada said the cold front would bring gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

A southwest wind of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour, is expected, the weather service said in its advisory.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning through 6 p.m. Friday for several southeast MI communities.

Environment Canada says strong winds are expected to hit southwestern Ontario on Friday afternoon and last into the evening.

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Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.

The winds are expected to slow down Friday night as a high pressure system moves into the region. Winds shifting westerly during the course of the afternoon. It said unsecured light outdoor objects will be blown around, and scattered tree damage and power outages are possible. Travel could be hard, wind could bring down tree limbs and isolated power outages are possible.

Brisk wind in the morning already was complicating matters for firefighters battling a vehicle fire about 10:20 a.m.in the 500 block of Orchard Street in Toledo's South End.

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