High wind warning today, could cause outages

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windyMANCHESTER, NH — There’s a wind advisory in effect from 10 a.m. this morning to 5 p.m.  this afternoon for Hillsborough County. Also, temperatures will continue to drop, which adds some intrigue to this week’s weather, as indicated below – which includes some precipitation in Tuesday’s forecast.

The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, has issued the following advisory as of January 4:

* Winds…west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing…winds will rapidly become strong and gusty by mid to late morning.

* Impacts…downed trees or tree limbs resulting in power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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.

This week’s weather at a glance, via The Weather Underground:

Monday 0% Precip. / 0 inA mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 39F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Monday Night 0% Precip. / 0 inClear skies. Low 9F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday01/0620 | 14 °F
Tuesday 20% Precip. / 0 inCloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High around 20F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night 0% Precip. / 0 inPartly cloudy. Low 14F. Winds light and variable.

Wednesday01/0725 | -6 °F
Wednesday 10% Precip. / 0 inSunshine and clouds mixed. High near 25F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday Night 0% Precip. / 0 inBitterly cold. Mostly clear skies. Low -6F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday01/0816 | 11 °F
Thursday 0% Precip. / 0 inA mainly sunny sky. High 16F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night 40% Precip. / < 1 inPartly cloudy in the evening followed by periods of snow showers after midnight. Low 11F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Friday01/0927 | 12 °F
Friday 30% Precip. / < 1 inSnow flurries or snow showers. High 27F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night 0% Precip. / 0 in
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