High wind advisory issued for local area

MARQUETTE — High winds are expected today that could cause power outages and down trees, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory for the central and eastern Upper Peninsula begins today at 8 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. Northwest winds between 20 and 30 miles per hour are expected, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Peak gust could reach 50 miles per hour. The advisory includes Delta, Schoolcraft, Alger and Luce counties, including the cities of Escanaba, Gladstone, Manistique, Seney, Grand Marais, Munising, and Newberry.

Residents are advised that the gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects, and falling tree limbs could cause power outages in some areas.

Motorists are also advised to take extra caution while driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.


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