High wind watch issued for Friday in Western Washington

High wind watch issued for Friday in Western Washington
High wind watch issued for Friday in Western Washington
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07 April, 2017

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind Watch.which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday afternoon.

Gusty winds are expected to develop in parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties Monday afternoon and evening. Isolated power outages may be possible as well due to the winds and tree limbs being blown down. Strong winds out of the northeast could create some of the highest waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline since October 31, 2014, when the water flooded parts of Lake Shore Drive.

The warning is in effect from Noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Sunday. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

As for timing, we're looking to see this area of low pressure close in on the Pacific Northwest coastline Thursday night.

The National Weather Service is warning of particularly windy conditions Friday, bringing gusts as high as 45 miles per hour into Saturday in Whatcom County, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist in Seattle. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Chance of rain is 80 percent.

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Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

She said she does not expect rain in the forecast until mid-next week.

In addition, numerous Buffalo area and Genesee Valley creeks and rivers are forecasted to reach at least an action stage by early Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high of 76.

Gusts of fierce wind sway palm trees.


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