The National Weather Service issues high wind watch for Thursday; 60 mph gusts forecast
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening.
HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM PST THIS EVENING...
* WIND...South to southeast wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and Bremerton.
* TIMING...Winds will increase rapidly Thursday morning with the strongest gusts expected for a few hours Thursday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Snapped tree branches and downed trees along with some power outages.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.