Large parts of North America under severe weather warnings

TORONTO – Parts of the Greater Toronto Area were facing a wind advisory for 60 kilometres an hour gusts Tuesday evening with rain expected late in the evening.

At 8 p.m. meteorologists with Environment Canada upgraded the rain and wind warning to a wind warning for the city.

The warnings included parts of Toronto, where Environment Canada was expecting “rain showers and gusty winds averaging 60 km/h near the coast and 80 km/h to 90 km/h throughout the city” between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

“Winds northwesterly gusting above 90 km/h in exposed areas along the coast (as well as in coastal portions of the GTA) will produce sustained northeast winds of 40 km/h and gusts up to 100 km/h on coasts and littoral areas to the west,” Environment Canada said.

“Some locations may receive large amounts of rainfall during the warning period,” it warned.

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