Environment Canada issues wind warning for Niagara Region

Residents in Niagara Region are being warned to prepare for strong winds that could cause damage to some buildings.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catharines and Grimsby Monday morning.

Strong winds are expected to develop in the late afternoon and continue into the evening.

The weather agency says wind gusts of 90 km/h could sweep through the region with the strongest gusts expected along the shorelines of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

The winds could cause power outages and may be strong enough to damage soft shelters like tents and awnings.

The winds are expected to ease during the night.