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Wind advisory for Rowan from 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday.

A strong cold front will sweep across the area by early tomorrow morning. Very strong west to northwest winds will develop behind the front.

Wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph will be possible, especially for counties along the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The most likely period for these strong wind gusts will be Thursday afternoon and
especially Thursday evening and through early Friday.

At least isolated downed trees and power outages can be expected. Winds and gusts will be strongest during the day Thursday. While they will become less gusty for a time Thursday night, on
Friday the gusts will strengthen again.

Winds will be from the west at 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts up to 45 mph.

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

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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