Stormy day along Dallas Rd File Photo from ItkasanImages

Get ready and, as the saying goes, batten down the hatches. The wind gusts are picking up and wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria.

Strong easterly outflow winds of 70 km/h with gusts to 90 will continue to stream across the southern Strait of Georgia as a fresh surge of arctic air spills out from the Fraser Valley.

These strong winds will impact the far southern Gulf Islands and sections of Greater Victoria near Haro Strait.

According to Environment Canada, temperatures will drop to -6°C tonight and there is a 40 per cent chance Victoria gets snow.

Winds will gradually diminish Wednesday morning.