Weather watch: Windy tonight then cold later this week

The National Weather Service issued a "Wind Advisory" this morning regarding potential gusts up to 50 mph tonight, effective until midnight. You might see some power outages or downed trees in our area.

Here's the advisory:

.A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. LOCAL SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH ARE LIKELY.

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...BREMERTON...BELLEVUE...
TACOMA...OLYMPIA...AND THE LAKE LAWRENCE AREA IN THURSTON
COUNTY.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL SWITCH TO SOUTHERLY BY MIDDAY AND REACH
THEIR PEAK THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WIND...LOCAL SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS OF 45
TO 50 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WHILE WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH SHOULD NOT CAUSE
WIDESPREAD DAMAGE...THEY CAN BRING DOWN SMALL TREES AND
BRANCHES WITH LOCAL POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.

Then this Saturday night the current forecast calls for likely snow showers as temperatures drop in the 30's.

SATURDAY: A chance of rain and snow. Snow level 400 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

SATURDAY NIGHT: A chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level 500 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

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