Hang on to you hat: Special weather statement for Hamilton calls for gusty wind

With strong and gusty winds battering the region, Hamilton remains under a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

The strong winds will continue through the morning and will slowly start to diminish in the afternoon. The winds are powerful enough to cause tree damage and cause localized power outages.

There is also the possibility of blowing snow.

Friday is expected to be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries and winds gusting from 45 km/h to 65 km/h. Temperatures will reach -3 C this afternoon, although with wind chill it will feel more like -16 C.

On Saturday, Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud, with strong winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h in the morning, though it is expect to lighten up in the afternoon.

Temperatures will reach a high of -5 C on Saturday, although with wind chill it will feel closer to -11 C.

Sunday will feature increased cloudiness with a high of -5 C and a 40 per cent chance of snow.