UPDATE: The high wind warning has been canceled for our region | Meteorology


ROCKFORD (WREX) — After a strong threat of wind overnight, all watches and warnings have expired or been canceled for our region.


The high wind warning has been canceled for our entire region. Windy conditions still persist for today but will slowly begin to ease.

READ MORE: Strong to high winds likely tonight

A high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday. All of Stateline is under warning, for gusts over 65 mph.

High winds this evening will rival the strength of severe thunderstorms. With strong to potentially damaging gusts of wind on the way, here’s what you need to know:

  • Gusts can exceed 60 mph late tonight and early overnight. Winds this strong can be damaging and knock down tree branches, power lines and loose objects in your yard.
  • Try to get home and stay after 8pm. The worst winds seem to pass between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. We will have some breeze after that, but the dangerous winds are picking up during this time.
  • Make sure all holiday decorations, patio furniture, grills, trash cans, etc. are safe or in your garage when you get home.
  • Be very careful driving, especially late tonight. Hold the steering wheel firmly (“10 and 2”) for the rest of the day and leave enough space for the vehicles around you.
  • Be prepared for power outages:
    • Charge your phones and devices this afternoon!
    • Know where the flashlights are and put in fresh batteries if necessary.
    • Keep the refrigerator closed unless absolutely necessary in the event of a power outage. Food will stay cold for some time.
  • We may have a brief rain shower and/or thunderstorm during this time. You may receive a severe thunderstorm warning. Stay away from windows if you receive an alert for your area.

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A strong area of ​​low pressure and a rapid jump and drop in temperature keep the winds blowing throughout Wednesday, with peak gusty winds coming Wednesday evening.

Winds drop slowly Thursday morning, gusting up to 35 mph at sunrise. We will have a windy day, then the winds will calm down completely by Thursday evening.

Have a way to get weather alerts when Wednesday night arrives and check with the 13 Weather Authority for updates as we enter Thursday.


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