Wind advisory issued for tonight and tomorrow; Sustained winds of 30 to 29, gusts up to 57 expected

The National Weather Service has announced a Wind Advisory that will take effect tonight at 11pm and extend until 4pm on Monday. While people gathering to watch the Oscar telecast are not likely to feel much of any wind, the strongest winds will happen in the early morning hours and could cause power outages.

Here's the NWS Forecast:

A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE COAST AND NORTH INTERIOR OF WASHINGTON TONIGHT. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL SPREAD ACROSS ALL OF THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST MONDAY...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...EVERETT...TACOMA...OLYMPIA... SHELTON...AND PORT ANGELES.

* TIMING...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE WITH A FRONT THAT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO WESTERLY AROUND THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND IN THE SOUTH INTERIOR BEHIND THE FRONT LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS RISING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO WESTERLY AROUND THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES AND CAUSE 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.

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