Wednesday’s windy weather prompts advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for much of the Finger Lakes, which runs from 12 pm Wednesday to 2 am Thursday. The advisory comes as winds are expected to pick up and gust significantly during the afternoon hours. Advised counties include: Cayuga, Cortland, Tompkins, Yates, Ontario, and most of the Southern Tier.Sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph are expected with gusts in excess of 45 mph during the afternoon and evening hours. Downed tree branches and isolated power outages, as well as difficulty driving high-profile vehicles are the main concerns, according to the National Weather Service.Property owners should secure all loose objects to prevent property damage during the wind event.Local Weather Resources:Western FLXEastern FLXThruway ConditionsSocial Reports

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