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Wind warnings issued in southern Alberta, intense gusts possible

Friday, September 25th 2020, 7:28 am - While temperatures remain stable across Alberta, conditions will become blustery with strong wind gusts expected Friday.

Wind warnings are currently in place across southern Alberta due to a front crossing the Rockies. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Forecasters are warning that strong winds will pick up once again Friday, following some powerful gusts recorded Thursday. Wind gusts peaked at 113 km/h in Waterton Gate Park, 106 km/h in Carway, 96 km/h in Pincher Creek, 95 km/h in Lethbridge and 83 km/h in Calgary throughout the day Thursday.

“Wind gusts will still be strong on Friday, however, they'll be hugging the foothills so they won't be as widespread. Later on in the evening, the system to the north will cause winds to increase [in] the [southern] province, with gusts in the 50-70 km/h range,” says The Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter.

On Saturday, there is the chance for some light rain in northern and eastern parts of Alberta, along the track of the system.

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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