More windy weather on the way

Pedestrians pushed by strong wind gusts (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn Media)

For the second time in recent days, Environment Canada is telling area residents to expect some very strong winds.

The federal weather agency issued a special weather statement for much of southwestern Ontario, including London, Middlesex County, Elgin County, and Oxford County. It says strong winds are expected to develop on Thursday.

“Strong southwesterly winds with gusts of 70 to 90 km/h are expected to develop Thursday morning or early afternoon,” the advisory said. “The highest winds are expected along the shores of Lake Huron, where gusts to 90 km/h are likely. Winds will slowly ease Thursday night.”

Environment Canada says the winds could cause power outages.