(November 14, 2020 2:43 PM) The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 1 AM to 7 PM Sunday in effect for Jackson County and most of western lower Michigan.
A strong fall storm system will develop and move through the area tonight and Sunday. Winds will increase tonight out of the south with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Winds will increase substantially on Sunday out of the southwest and west with gusts of 45 to 55 mph posssible.
Southwest winds are forecast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph late tonight increasing on Sunday out of the west at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Today, Consumers Energy said, “This weather could result in power outages, downed wires, and other safety hazards. We are mobilizing resources to quickly respond to any service interruptions to keep you safe. Sign up for outage alerts by texting REG to 232273 (CECARE). Learn how you can safely prepare by visiting our Outage Center.”
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning for Lake Michigan. NWS says, “Despite the lake levels being down a bit, we will have a significant push of water towards the shore with southwest to west winds gusting to between 50-60 mph much of the day. The lakeshore flood threat exists for sure, but the bigger threat is likely the beach and dune erosion that is going to take place. Highest waves on Sunday will likely occur from midday into the afternoon hours off of Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan Counties. Waves will likely reach to around the 15-foot mark give or take a couple of feet.”
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