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Wind advisory for Huron County

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Feb 8, 2019 at 3:53 PM

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a wind advisory for Huron County and the surrounding areas that will be in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.

A strong cold front will move through the area this evening.

Winds will turn west and become strong and gusty as the front passes. Strong winds will continue overnight and into Friday morning before diminishing.

West winds are expected to blow at 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.

Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

A wind advisory is issued for sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or gusts between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of this magnitude can cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists should use caution especially motorists in high profile vehicles.

The Norwalk-area forecast calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon, with some of the storms having the potential to produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog also will occur. The high was projected to reach near 62, which would set a record for Norwalk. A south wind will blow around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. 

Tonight, showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. There will be areas of fog before 9 p.m. The low will be around 21. It will be breezy, with a west wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. 

Friday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 24. It will continue to be breezy, with a west wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. It will partly cloudy Friday night, with a low around 12 and wind chill values as low as minus 1. It also will be breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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