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Strong Winds This Weekend for Maryland

Wind could gust to 60 mph
Posted at 8:37 PM, Feb 22, 2019

If you watched the forecast today, you saw myself talk about the weather concerns we have this weekend. You likely heard me mention the rain that's on the way for Saturday and Sunday morning. You also likely heard me mention the warmth that's on way, with temperatures reaching the mid 60s across the Baltimore metro. The warmth is something your can really look forward to. But what I want to stress now is the wind that's on the way as well, which could cause issues across the city and the region starting Sunday.

Based on the latest forecast information, wind on Sunday is expected to be sustained anywhere from 24 to 40 mph, with wind gusts up to 60s mph. The strongest wind will be experienced across higher elevations and for areas across western Maryland, but even for Baltimore City, the wind will be pretty strong.

This will likely mean power outage issues across the state, along with down trees and potential minor structural damage. This may also mean airport delays for Sunday and into Monday morning. Don't mess Monday morning's meeting due to weekend travel issues.

High Wind Watches will go into effect across western Maryland starting on Sunday, but more alerts are likely to be issued across Central Maryland as the storm bringing all the weather concerns moves closer.

Winds will stay strong through Monday morning, and then gradually weaken.