High winds could mean flooding and shoreline erosion along Lake Huron

(BlackburnNews.com file photo)

A low-pressure system expected to move across the Great Lakes region will bring strong west winds early Wednesday morning.

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) advises that a gale wind warning is in effect for the Lake Huron shoreline.

And The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority has issued a watershed statement due to the risk of shoreline erosion and near-shore flooding.

Environment Canada is calling for maximum sustained wind speeds of 40-60 km per hour with gusts up to 90 km per hour. And that could create offshore waves exceeding up to 4m in height.

The high winds should peak overnight and into Thursday morning.

Fortunately, water levels for Lake Huron have returned to near average conditions.

This message will remain in effect until 12:00 pm on Friday December 2nd, unless local conditions warrant further updates.