National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory; Gusts up to 50 mph are expected

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WIND...Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Tacoma...Seattle...Everett...Bellevue...and Bremerton.

* TIMING...Winds will rise this morning...peak during the early afternoon...and ease this evening.

* IMPACTS...Local power outages and downed tree limbs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 35 mph and gusts to 50 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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