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February 25, 2012

Wind advisory in effect for Saturday for Baltimore region

The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday for the Baltimore area.

A wind advisory means that wind gusts over 45 mph are expected, and can make driving difficult, especially for “high-profile” vehicles.

The weather service is forecasting winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. Forecasters say the strongest winds will be Saturday morning and afternoon. They advise motorists to use extra caution.

Otherwise, the weather service is calling for Saturday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 49. There is a slight chance of showers before 2 p.m., then a chance of scattered showers and snow showers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Baltimore Gas and Electric said it was “closely monitoring the winds, which the utility said in a statement “could very likely cause trees and tree limbs to fall onto power lines and other electric delivery equipment.” BGE has increased the amount of repair workers in the field.

Around 11:30 a.m., the utility reported 1,143 outages in its coverage area.

Saturday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 33 and west winds between 10 and 20 mph.

Sunday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 47 and northwest winds between 5 and 8 mph, becoming southwesterly.

Sunday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 34 and south winds around 5 mph.

Posted by Kim Walker at 11:34 AM | | Comments (0)
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