Wind Advisory issued for much of WNC Saturday and Sunday

A wind advisory goes into effect at 4 pm on Saturday. Gusts over 40 mph will be possible. (Photo credit: WLOS)

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 4 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday in the mountains and higher foothills of western North Carolina.

A wind advisory means that wind speeds of 35 mph are expected with the potential to make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

Winds are expected to increase late Saturday afternoon and have the strongest impact between midnight and sunrise Sunday.

The National Weather Service says elevations above 3500 feet will see some gusts exceed 50 mph.

The lower elevations are expected to see winds between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. This could mean downed trees, limbs and power lines with scattered outages.

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