First Alert Weather Day: High winds could lead to scattered power outages

Wind gusts near 60 MPH possible early this afternoon
Updated predicted wind gusts and forecast for Saturday afternoon.
Published: Dec. 11, 2021 at 8:40 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2021 at 11:40 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day because of strong winds that could lead to some power outages in Mid-Michigan. At 11:30 A.M. the Consumers Energy Outage Map was showing over 2,000 outages in their service area.

Wind gusts near 60 MPH will be possible early this afternoon across the area. Wind gusts near 40 MPH will remain possible into the early evening hours before the wind starts to diminish. Additional power outages and tree damage will continue to be a concern this afternoon and early evening.

A cold front moved through the area this morning and plan on temperatures slowly dropping into the 30s by late afternoon. Scattered rain and snow showers are expected through the afternoon. Little to no snow accumulation is expected.

Keep your electronic devices charged this afternoon just incase the power goes out at your home and bringing in any decorations or other items that might be outside so they do not end up blowing away.

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