Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Grayson; Smyth; Tazewell

NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)

...Strong southeast winds expected across the mountains until midnight tonight... .A deep low pressure system will slowly progress from western Tennessee today toward the mid-Atlantic. A tightened pressure gradient between this system and high pressure over the Atlantic will produce very gusty east to southeasterly winds across the higher terrain of North Carolina, into far southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia through midnight Tuesday. ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

* Locations...North Carolina High Country, Grayson Highlands, the higher terrain of Tazewell and Smyth County Virginia, into southeast West Virginia.

* Hazards...Strong southeast winds.

* Winds...Southeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing...Until midnight. Peak wind gusts will occur this afternoon into early evening.

* Impacts...These winds could down smaller trees and limbs, especially as soils become saturated from prolonged moderate rainfall. Isolated power outages are possible. High profile vehicles will find it difficult to maneuver at times.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside.

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Updated: 3:54 AM - Rain showers develop this afternoon and it will become steadier and heavier as we head toward tonight. Flood watches and wind advisories are up for parts of southwestern Virginia.

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