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NWS announces wind advisory for West-Central Alabama

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has announced a wind advisory for the area of West Central Alabama as a result of Tropical Storm Irma.

The NWS expects winds to increase beginning at about noon on Monday. The wind advisory will be in effect from noon Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday. The advisory generally is for those areas west of Interstate 65.

Those in the advisory area should expect sustained winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour with guests up to 45 miles per hour. These winds will be capable of snapping some tree limbs, damaging unsecured smaller outdoor items, and may produce isolated power outages.

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.