Wind Advisory Continues, Gusty Winds Stick Around Into Tonight

Weather

This textbook example of a mid-latitude cyclone or potent low pressure system continues to throw the 1 – 2 punch as we head into our Tuesday afternoon. Winds have been howling and wind driven showers have been passing through the region all morning. 

Winds began to increase right after the morning commute yesterday and haven’t settled down since. Winds have been so powerful, I saw groups of birds trying their best to fly straight,but ended up flying sideways. A wind advisory remains in effect for the entire Stateline area until 3 PM. This means that we would experience wind gusts up to 40-50 mph through mid afternoon. 

Driving could be difficult for some, especially those who are behind the wheel of a high profile vehicle. Since winds will be out of the west, crosswinds will be most dangerous on north-to-south oriented roads. If you are staying at home today, tree limbs and branches may also come down, leading to the potential for downed power lines. If you have any items on the patio, make sure they’re brought in or secured.

The other side to this 1-2 combo are the wind driven showers that have been sliding through the region this morning. Moisture rotating around the low pressure to our north is making for a few wind-driven rainy spots. Model guidance continued to show shower chances sticking around into the early afternoon hours before conditions dry out into this evening. Nothing too substantial is expected with these showers.

Tonight will kick off with mostly cloudy skies, then skies will gradually clear the further we head into Wednesday morning. We hold onto a bit of a breeze overnight as these pesky westerly winds could gust between 15 and 20 MPH. As clouds clear, temperatures fall into the mid 30s. Wednesday features a good deal of sunshine early on, but clouds are expected to move back in as a weak system approaches. This system also brings our next rain chance.The majority of rain stays just to our north, but a few showers cannot be entirely ruled out late tomorrow afternoon into the evening.

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