Winds will pick up this evening from the south and southwest, as a strong cold front approaches. They will shift to westerly after midnight and through daybreak.
Gusts to 40 mph are possible this evening, but more likely behind the cold front overnight and through daybreak Monday.
Gusty winds can cause smaller trees to uproot along with limbs and branches to snap off trees. In addition, the cold air rushing into the region will bring wind chills down to the low to mid 20s. One other potential impact could be with any stronger showers Monday morning, as a transition to a snow shower could combine with the winds to produce much lower visibilities.
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 strong low-pressure system will push a cold front through the region tonight. Ahead of the front, southerly winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph tonight with gusts of 30 to 40 mph likely. Strong west winds will continue through Monday afternoon behind the front with gusts up to 40 mph possible especially Monday morning.
In addition, rain looks to change over to a rain/snow mix or light snow Monday morning and continue through Monday afternoon before ending Monday evening. A light snow accumulation under a half inch on elevated surfaces is possible for some over southern Indiana or north central Kentucky Monday morning.
Gusty winds tonight and tomorrow may blow around lose outdoor objects or make driving difficult for high profile vehicles. Also, the combination of strong winds and a snow shower may cause brief visibility reductions Monday morning.