Wind warning for central and southern Alberta

Low-pressure system expected to bring gusts up to 90 km/h

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for central and southern Alberta.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring, says Environment Canada on its website.

A low-pressure system moving through Alberta is the source of the strong, gusty winds expected in the central and southeastern parts of the province in an area from Red Deer to Drumheller.

Winds are expected to strengthen early this afternoon, with gusts above 90 km/h likely and gusts above 100 km/h possible at times.

A wind warning is issued for 70 km/h or higher of sustained wind and/or gusts to 90 km/h or more.

Winds will ease this evening as the system moves into Saskatchewan. Temperatures will also drop sharply as the cold front moves through.

Environment Canada warns that loose objects or broken tree branches may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

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