A National Weather Service wind advisory is in effect from noon today until midnight tonight.
The passage of a cold front this afternoon will result in 25- to 30-mph winds from the west with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph. Travel along north to south roads will be difficult as strong crosswinds will make high-profile vehicles hard to control. Small objects such as lawn furniture and trash cans could be blown away by the strong winds.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 30 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high-profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.
The forecast through Sunday:
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 55 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 26 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.