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Good morning Barrie! Soggy and windy Sunday

Strong winds and risk of a thunderstorm
2017-10-15 morning pic 2
Here's a pretty fall scene in the Simcoe County Forest for a rainy day. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

A special weather statement is in effect.

Showers today with the risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 40 gusting to 70 this afternoon. High 19.

Mainly cloudy tomorrow with 70 percent chance of showers in the morning. Clearing late in the afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 9.

Here are the details of the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

A soaking rainfall will continue today with strong winds also expected.

Strong southwest winds gusting 60 to 80 km/h are expected to develop later this morning. These winds will shift to the northwest with the passage of a sharp cold front this afternoon. Northwest wind gusts of 60 to 80 km/h are possible early this evening.

These winds may cause some tree damage and isolated power outages, because many trees are still in partial to full leaf.

Also, total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm are possible by this evening. Areas east of Georgian Bay have the greatest chance for heavier rainfall amounts approaching 50 mm.

Environment Canada is closely monitoring this situation.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.