Gusty winds could cause scattered power outages beginning tonight

    Winds will pick up later today at the Jersey Shore, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Wind Advisory for the region.

    In effect from 7 p.m. today until midnight tomorrow night, the advisory warns of west-northwest winds at 15 to 30 miles per hour, gusting up to between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

    Winds, which will increase along and behind a cold front as it passes through the region, will begin to slowly diminish tomorrow night into Monday.

    “The strong wind gusts may bring down tree limbs and utility lines. Scattered power outages are possible. The strong winds may make driving difficult, especially for those operating a large vehicle,” the advisory states. 

    There will be two periods of strong wind gusts, the National Weather Service says, this evening when the front passes and tomorrow during the daylight hours. 

    Forecasters say that motorists in high profile or lightweight vehicles should exercise caution and lightweight outdoor objects should be secured.

    Temperatures will be much cooler behind the front, and it’ll be blustery with the gusty winds. 

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