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Possible power outages brings Wind Advisory to MA, RI, CT as temps expected to drop



Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service

Strong winds will bring cooler temperatures after a few mild days.

According to the National Weather Service, a Wind Advisory for all of Southern New England has been issued from 8 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Saturday.

Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and 55 mph are expected. Isolated gusts up to 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 NWS warns to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle and to secure outdoor objects.

The high temperature is expected to drop 15 degrees as highs are expected to be in the mid 40s Saturday after seeing temperatures in the 60s.

Gusty winds diminish Saturday afternoon, but are expected to return on Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has also issued a Red Flag Warning due to the combination of gusty northwest winds and very low relative humidity, which is in effect from 7 AM to 5 PM EST Saturday.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected. Any fires that start may spread rapidly and become difficult to extinguish.

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