Strong, Damaging Winds In the Region Today

The National Weather Service has issued the following: HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…Very strong west winds will persist into early Sunday evening.

* WINDS…Sustained west winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
through this afternoon. Sustained west winds of 35 mph with
gusts of 45 to 50 mph this evening.

* IMPACTS…Difficult travel, especially for high profile
vehicles on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors
blown around. Tree limb damage and sporadic power outages
possible. Also watch for dark or flashing traffic signals.

* Scattered snow showers through mid-morning Sunday may produce brief
sharp reductions in visibility across northern Illinois.

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.