First Alert Weather Day due to strong wind threat

Wind gusts of over 50 mph will be possible Saturday afternoon.
First Alert Weather Day today due to strong wind threat, rain
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 3:06 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2022 at 5:20 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The News 10 First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Saturday due to the threat for very strong winds and power outages.

A strong storm system will move through the Great Lakes region on Saturday and this will bring some rain and wind to Mid-Michigan. The rain is not a big threat but there will be on-and-off showers throughout the day on Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. The best chance for rain will be during the afternoon.

Winds will be strong all day long with wind gusts of 30-40 mph likely. The strongest winds will happen during the afternoon and right as the cold front moves through the area. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are likely with some gusts possibly over 50 mph. Winds will be coming from the south during the time and will quickly diminish Saturday night. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m.

A few showers are possible in the morning but the best chance for rain will come during the afternoon. With any heavier showers, there could be some locally higher wind gusts possibly up to 60 mph. This is something to keep a very close eye on throughout the day.

With winds this strong, minor tree damage and scattered power outages will be possible.

It is a good idea to make sure there is nothing left out in the yard that can blow around and to charge any electronic devices in case of any power outages.

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