The National Weather service in Cleveland has issued a wind advisory…which is in effect from 4 am to 6 pm edt Monday.
An area of low pressure currently located over Iowa will enter the Great Lakes region early Monday. Southeast winds will increase this evening and become southwesterly overnight as the low nears. after midnight…sustained winds will be in the 25 mph to 35 mph range with gusts in excess of 45 mph. A strong cold front is expected to sweep across the region Monday afternoon. At that time…winds will switch to the west or northwest. Wind speeds will begin to diminish Monday evening.
In northwest Pennsylvania…the strongest winds will be confined to the lake erie shoreline as a result of the southerly winds coming off the higher terrain. Gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible within a few miles of the shoreline.
Also…strong showers and thunderstorms are possible late tonight through Monday. Locally strong gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible with these showers and thunderstorms.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside. Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio for further details or updates.