Strong, Gusty Winds Expected

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Staff Report —

The National Weather Service, in Wakefield, Va., has issued a briefing for strong, gusty winds expected Saturday and Saturday evening ahead and behind a strong front. For the latest tide forecasts visit Wakefield NWS

Key Points:

  • Southwest winds will increase mid to late Saturday morning, gusting to 35 mph. Some gusts to 40 mph are possible Saturday afternoon and early evening. Winds become northwest later Saturday evening as a strong cold front crosses the area between 7 p.m. and midnight.
  • A line of showers and a few storms will move across the area from west to east from 7 p.m. Saturday until midnight as a cold front moves through. A brief period of stronger winds gusting up to 40 to 50 mph may occur with the front as it moves through.
  • Gusty winds of 35 to 45 mph or greater will toss around light objects such as lawn furniture, holiday decorations, and trash cans. Light objects should be secured by Saturday morning.
  • Marine Weather – Small Craft Advisory conditions are expected Saturday into early Sunday morning. Winds will gust to around 30 kt in most locations. A brief period of gale-force wind gusts of 35 kt will be possible as the cold front moves across the Bay and coastal waters late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.

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