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High Winds Forecast For San Joaquin Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for several areas of the state, in effect Tuesday morning through early Wednesday evening.

The affected areas include: the Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, and the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

Another round of gusty north winds are expected across the Central Valley and northern Sierra on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strongest winds in the Valley are expected along the western edge where gusts of 35 to 45 mph will be possible. The strongest winds over the Sierra are expected near the crest with gusts up to 50 mph anticipated with locally higher gusts over wind prone areas.

The wind advisory remains in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Pacific Standard Time.

Locally, north winds of 15 to 25 mph are anticipated with gusts of 30 to 45 mph expected.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Take time to secure outdoor objects.

Residents are also advised to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.