Strap down patio furniture and empty flower pots. The National Weather Service is saying high winds will move into the area from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, through Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20. It has issued a High Wind Watch.
Winds are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph, and lucky Lake Michigan shoreline residents could get gusts of up to 60 mph. Damage could be part of the gusts expected from late Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning so beware of tumbling trees and dangling power lines.
Drivers in tall vehicles, including trucks, are advised to use caution when traveling area roadways.