Windy Conditions Expected Overnight

As the cold front that brought rain and thunderstorms passes through the area overnight, windy conditions will develop as the front moves through. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for north-central and northeast Alabama that begins at 3:00 AM and goes through midnight Thursday. Windy conditions are expected elsewhere but the highest will be across these areas, where winds may gust over 30 MPH at times.

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
305 PM CST WED DEC 28 2016

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE
RAPIDLY BEFORE SUNRISE THURSDAY. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS IN ELEVATED
TERRAIN ABOVE 1000 FEET WILL BE AROUND 25 MPH ON THURSDAY AND
THURSDAY EVENING, ALONG WITH GUSTS IN THE 35 TO 40 MPH RANGE. WINDS
WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON
FRIDAY.

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/O.NEW.KHUN.WI.Y.0007.161229T0900Z-161230T0600Z/
MADISON-MARSHALL-JACKSON-DE KALB-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUNTSVILLE...ALBERTVILLE...BOAZ...
GUNTERSVILLE...ARAB...SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...RAINSVILLE...
LYNCHBURG...FAYETTEVILLE...WINCHESTER...SEWANEE...DECHERD...
ESTILL SPRINGS...COWAN
305 PM CST WED DEC 28 2016

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
THURSDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...HIGHER TERRAIN OF MADISON, MARSHALL,
  JACKSON AND DEKALB COUNTIES IN ALABAMA AS WELL AS LINCOLN, MOORE,
  AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
  THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED AROUND 25 MPH, WITH GUSTS OF 35
  TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL BLOW AROUND UNSECURED LAWN
  ITEMS, AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 25
MPH...OR GUSTS OF AT LEAST 35 MPH...ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
AFFECTED AREA. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. IN
ADDITION...ENSURE ALL LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS REMAIN SECURE...
INCLUDING PATIO FURNITURE AND TRASH CANS.