Wind Advisory: At least 7K without power in Tri-State

Meteorologist Frank Marzullo's Wednesday morning forecast

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Wednesday is a FOX19 NOW First Alert Weather Day.

A wind advisory is in effect for the entire Tri-State until 9 p.m.

That will toss around unsecured objects such as inflatable yard decorations. You’ll want to secure those.

Tree limbs also could be blown down, resulting in some power outages.

At least 7,000 Duke Energy customers are without power across the Tri-State, mostly in Hamilton County, according to the utility’s website.

“Outages will be occurring into the evening. We have all available resources working on the system today,” said Sally Thelen, a Duke Energy spokeswoman.

“There will be different types of outages requiring varying repairs. Longer repairs will often need multiple crews, rehanging of lines, vegetation removal prior to repair, etc., if in back yard, unique equipment.”

Use extra caution when driving, especially if you drive a high-profile vehicle such a semi, large trailer or RV.

“On this big travel day, be prepared for very windy conditions. It would be a good idea to grip the steering wheel a little harder. Be cautious!” the National Weather Service in Wilmington said in a tweet.

Rain fell around the region off and on this morning, but that has tapered.

Once we start to dry out, winds will pick up and temperatures will drop into the mid-40s.

Watch for all this to occur late afternoon into the evening before winds subside early Thanksgiving morning.

The ow will feel noticeably chillier at 32 degrees.

Thursday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 45.

For those of you hitting the stores overnight for all those Black Friday deals, it will be dry but cool.

Temperatures will dip into the low 30s.

We could see rain return on Friday, but not until late in the evening.

The high will make it to 46 degrees.

Rain will stick around most of Saturday, but it will warm considerably into the 50s.

A few showers will stick around Sunday as the sun makes a welcome return.

The high will push again into the 50s.

Later, as evening approaches, we could see some showers mix with a bit of snow.

The overnight low will fall to 34 degrees.

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