Gusty winds are blowing colder air and snow squalls into portions of the northeast today. Due to some forecast strong wind gusts, the National Weather Service has put some counties under a Wind Advisory.
The Wind Advisory area includes portions of the Lehigh Valley, southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, Delaware, northeastern Maryland, the New York City metro area, Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island through this evening.
In this region, west to northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40-60 mph are possible. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. The National Weather Service urges people in the Wind Advisory areas to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle; at home, they recommend people to secure outdoor objects.
The winds are blowing isolated snows qualls through this region too. The National Weather Service urges those under a Snow Squall Warning to consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes their location. “There is no safe place on a highway when a snow squall hits. Visibility and traction are immediately lost in whiteout conditions, making it difficult or impossible to slow down and avoid stopped vehicles. Delay travel or safely exit the highway before the snow
squall arrives,” the National Weather Service said in a statement this afternoon.