It will be breezy today as clouds increase, though it is not until around 7 pm EST this evening that we begin to see wind gusts strengthen to around 30-40 mph. We could have some localized wind gusts up to 50 mph possible tonight. The timing for the highest wind gust potential will be between 7 pm EST and 1 am EST tonight.
A wind advisory is in effect from 7 pm Tuesday, February 14 to 7 am on Wednesday, February 15.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Drivers of high-profile vehicles must drive cautiously, especially on west-to-east-oriented roadways. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
Wednesday Night – Thursday: Focus then shifts to Wednesday night, where a strong low-pressure system will bring the chance for strong to severe storms to the area. All severe modes are still on the table, but damaging wind gusts and hail are the main concern. Severe weather is also possible through Thursday morning, but as the cold front passes through the region by the afternoon, drier and much cooler weather will follow. Uncertainty remains on just how unstable our environment will get, but confidence is increasing with each forecast update.