NWS: Strong, Damaging Winds Through Morning

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MOUNT HOLLY-The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Jersey Shore that will remain in effect until 6 am Saturday morning.

Winds will be northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph during this period.

“The strongest winds are expected to occur this afternoon. The potential for damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph will continue into this evening but will not occur as frequently as during the day. The wind is forecast to begin diminishing gradually overnight,” the NWS said in the warning. “Strong to damaging winds will blow down limbs, trees, and power lines, especially with a saturated soil. Numerous power outages can be expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”

A High Wind Warning means that 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. Light- weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.

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