A Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 am to 1 am Thursday for Fayette County. Expect southerly winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
A warm front is lifting north across the region this morning, and most shower activity will lift north of the area around or a little after sunrise. Gusty SW winds will be capable of reaching 40 to 50 mph through afternoon, and will also help bring record or near-record temperatures. By early evening, a cluster of showers will move into the area, where isolated gusts over 50 mph cannot be ruled out.
Thursday will bring another very warm and gusty setup where record temperatures will again be in jeopardy, and winds gust between 30 and 40 mph ahead of an approaching cold front.
Loose outdoor items, weakly rooted trees and branches, and high-profile vehicles are susceptible each afternoon. Some power outages may also occur with winds this strong.