High Wind Advisory in effect, downed trees possible today

Strong winds and the potential for downed trees is the primary concern with today’s severe weather threat.

A cold front will push through the Piedmont later today bringing storms and strong winds to the area.

The primary concern is high winds and scattered strong storms.

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Latest from National Weather Service:

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 4 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

* WINDS...SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH WILL
  GUST FREQUENTLY BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH...WITH OCCASIONAL PEAK
  GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL STEADILY INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND
  REMAIN STRONG THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER
  LINES. LOOSE AND UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE TOSSED
  AROUND BY WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES. STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE
  HANDLING OF VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
  DIFFICULT.
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