UPDATE: NWS Extends Wind Advisory Central Alabama Until Tuesday Evening
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory for much of Alabama, as effects of Hurricane Ida are already taking place throughout the state Sunday evening.
The advisory commences at 10 a.m. Monday and is set to expire at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The text of the alert is as follows:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY... * WHAT...South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph, especially on ridgetops. * WHERE...All of Central Alabama. * WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Sporadic trees will be blown down and a few power outages may result.
The NWS urges Alabamians in the affected areas to "use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle," as well as secure any outdoor objects so they don't blow away.
The target area includes the following counties:
- St. Clair
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