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Windy weather forecast for Bay Area starting late Tuesday

Wind could topple trees and cause power outages; residents advised to secure temporary outdoor structures

Signs point to a mobile COVID-19 testing site at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View in May. The National Weather Service has warned that temporary outdoor structures like medical tents should be secured ahead of windy weather forecast for Tuesday through Thursday of this week. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

The National Weather Service is forecasting windy weather coming to the Bay Area later this week that could topple trees and cause power outages.

With recent rain in the region, the weather service says fire concerns remain low related to the winds, which are expected to arrive late Tuesday with gusts of up to 45 to 55 mph at higher elevations during the windiest times Wednesday.

As the system moves east, winds are forecast to subside by Thursday morning, although additional windy weather is possible next weekend, according to the weather service.

People with temporary outdoor structures like medical tents are advised to secure them, especially if they're downwind of nearby mountains.

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Windy weather forecast for Bay Area starting late Tuesday

Wind could topple trees and cause power outages; residents advised to secure temporary outdoor structures

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Uploaded: Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 4:02 pm

The National Weather Service is forecasting windy weather coming to the Bay Area later this week that could topple trees and cause power outages.

With recent rain in the region, the weather service says fire concerns remain low related to the winds, which are expected to arrive late Tuesday with gusts of up to 45 to 55 mph at higher elevations during the windiest times Wednesday.

As the system moves east, winds are forecast to subside by Thursday morning, although additional windy weather is possible next weekend, according to the weather service.

People with temporary outdoor structures like medical tents are advised to secure them, especially if they're downwind of nearby mountains.

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