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Strong Winds Are Expected on Thursday



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Mostly clear skies with windy conditions are expected Wednesday night with mild lows in the low 50s.

Mostly to partly cloudy skies will be at hand Thursday with very strong winds sustained at 20-30 MPH from the south, southwest with gusts to 50 MPH possible.  A couple of spotty rain showers will be possible as well Thursday.

Impacts from the strong winds may result in blown down limbs, trees, and powerlines. Scattered power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on east-west oriented roads and highways. These winds could also lift and move trash cans, lawn furniture, and other loose outdoor objects.

Temperatures will be their warmest and in the mild 50s in the morning hours and then falling temperatures are on tap through the rest of the day.  A few showers are possible Thursday evening and even a few flurries early Friday morning.

Friday will be colder with highs in the 30s and 40s. The St. Patrick’s Day weekend is looking nice still with 40s and sunshine for Saturday and sun and clouds on Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day and more 40s in the forecast.

Moderate to major river flooding on some of the area rivers including the Mississippi River will be quite possible  next week.

Watch WGEM News Today with Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5 AM on Wednesday morning for the latest forecast data as you begin the day!

~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist

Mike Cole

Mike Cole is the Chief Meteorologist on the WGEM StormTrak weather team. You can watch his forecasts each evening on WGEM News at Five PM, Six PM, and Ten PM.

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