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Wind Advisory: 50 Mph Gusts Expected Saturday

In effect from 1 PM until 11 PM

March 30, 2018 - 5:51 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Hold onto your hats! The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory, in effect for metro Detroit area beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Saturday. 

"The strongest winds will be during the afternoon, early evening, while we're waiting for our front to move through," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said. 

Southwest wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected, shifting to the west by early evening -- and the Weather Service warns that even stronger gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible right along the cold front near sunset.

Forecasters say the high winds could result in hazardous driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles, so use extra caution if you're out and about on the roads. Unsecured light outdoor objects will be blown around, and scattered tree damage and power outages are possible. 

Bowers said there will also be some off-and-on rain along with the wind Saturday afternoon into the early evening, with a high of 50 degrees at Detroit Metro Airport. 

A spot of better news:

"Later (Saturday) night the wind does die down, skies clear and it'll be much nicer to be outside on Easter Sunday -- much less wind and a partly sunny sky. Kinda chilly, though, with a high only around 42," Bowers said.

AccuWeather is calling for clear skies, some sunshine and temps in the mid-40s on Monday, ahead of more wet weather on the way Tuesday. 

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