Stormy day at Ogden Point (Robby Benn / @bcrobby on Instagram)

Those planning to cook a turkey dinner may want to prepare for a possible power outage.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Greater Victoria, calling for strong winds Sunday afternoon and tonight.

According to the weather agency, a low-pressure centre is approaching Vancouver Island this morning and will move right over Victoria late this evening and then quickly move through the Lower Mainland overnight.

“This afternoon, southeast winds will increase to 50 km/h gusting to 70 over communities near Georgia and Haro Strait, with southeast winds of 60 km/h gusting to 80 over exposed sections of West Vancouver Island,” the special weather statement read.

Behind the low overnight, winds will shift to west 50 km/h gusting to 70 to 80. The westerlies will ease Monday morning.

Currently, the track and depth of the low suggest wind speeds will stay just below warning thresholds but some power outages are still likely, Environment Canada warned.

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