The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory in effect for our listening area until 12 a.m. Tuesday, November 29. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 m.p.h will be likely today, with even higher wind gusts possible. High winds can cause tree limbs to fall and can cause greater damage for dry trees affected by the recent drought.

These strong winds come in advance of a series of storms expected to bring a significant severe weather threat to our area tonight through Wednesday; you can read the latest forecast HERE.

...STRONG WINDS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TODAY AND TONIGHT...
SHELBY-TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-BIBB-
CHILTON-COOSA-TALLAPOOSA-CHAMBERS-MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-
ELMORE-MONTGOMERY-MACON-BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLUMBIANA...PELHAM...ALABASTER...
TALLADEGA...SYLACAUGA...ASHLAND...ROANOKE...LIVINGSTON...EUTAW...
GREENSBORO...MOUNDVILLE...MARION...CENTREVILLE...CLANTON...
ROCKFORD...ALEXANDER CITY...DADEVILLE...VALLEY...LANETT...
LAFAYETTE...DEMOPOLIS...LINDEN...SELMA...PRATTVILLE...
FORT DEPOSIT...HAYNEVILLE...WETUMPKA...TALLASSEE...MONTGOMERY...
TUSKEGEE...UNION SPRINGS...AUBURN...OPELIKA...PHENIX CITY...
TROY...EUFAULA
243 PM CST MON NOV 28 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* TIMING... THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH 9 PM TONIGHT...THEN
GRADUALLY DIMINISHING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS... THESE WINDS COULD CAUSE LARGE LIMBS AS WELL AS
DROUGHT STRESSED TREES TO FALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 25 MPH OR HIGHER ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.