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Arlington and region under Wind Advisory today

Arlington and much of the D.C. region is under a Wind Advisory from noon until midnight today.

Gusty winds will whip up in the afternoon, becoming progressively stronger later in the day and evening, forecasters say. Gusts of up to 50 mph are expected.

Falling trees and tree branches will pose a danger during the wind event, and power outages are likely.

More from the National Weather Service:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…

* WHAT…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH EXPECTED.

* WHERE…PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL, NORTHERN, SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MARYLAND, CENTRAL, NORTHERN, NORTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA AND EASTERN AND PANHANDLE WEST VIRGINIA.

* WHEN…FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

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