Metro Detroit under wind advisory Thursday night, Friday morning

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DETROIT – Several southeastern Michigan counties are under a wind advisory starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The advisory will be in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for the following counties:

  • Genesee County
  • Lapeer County
  • Lenawee County
  • Livingston County
  • Macomb County
  • Monroe County
  • Oakland County
  • Saint Clair County
  • Sanilac County
  • Washtenaw County
  • Wayne County

The advisory originally was issued for only northern parts of Metro Detroit until 7 a.m. Friday. However, it was extended to all of Metro Detroit until 10 a.m. Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, gusty winds will rapidly develop this evening and continue into tonight as a strong cold front associated with rapidly deepening low pressure moves across the region. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph can be expected. Peak wind gusts will occur between 7 p.m. this evening and 10 a.m. Friday.

Downed tree limbs and power lines are possible and may lead to isolated power outages. Hazardous driving for high profile vehicles. Unsecured light outdoor objects will be blown around.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 30 mph or gusts of 45 mph or more are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult -- especially for high profile vehicles.

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