High Wind Advisory In Effect at 11am; Temperatures Expected to Reach Upper 70s

by MCS Staff
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There will be a high wind advisory in effect for MoCo from 11am Monday until 1am Tuesday.

Temperatures will likely reach the upper 70s, what a breezy start. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are in the forecast, mainly after 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds.  Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is ~80%. Rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Per the National Weather Service (Wind Advisory):

* WHAT…Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected shifting to northwest this evening.

* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central, north central, northeast, northern and southern Maryland and central, northern and northwest Virginia.

* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 1 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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