Weekend Wind Advisory for area, power outages possible
Weather outlets are advising motorists to use caution and residents to be aware of possible power outages stemming from high winds, expected to occur over the weekend, as a powerful Nor’easter storm works its way along the east coast.
Midday on Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Mecklenburg County, effective Friday as of 4 a.m. and expiring by 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Sustained winds are expected to reach 30 miles per hour across Mecklenburg, while gusts are expected to reach 50 miles per hour or higher.
Weather outlets are advising that the high winds are expected to cause downed trees, limbs and utility lines, resulting in power outages, as well as make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Mecklenburg will not be the only area affected by the storm, as other areas of Virginia and the northeast are expected to encounter high winds and heavy rain or snow, depending on location. As well, coastal areas are under severe flood warnings as “hurricane-force” winds are expected push high tide waters inland.
The storm is expected to “bomb-out” over the weekend, however should no longer be a concern beyond Sunday.