Wind advisory issued for portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Published 9:37 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MORRISTOWN – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for selected areas in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, effective from 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

Affected Areas:

  • Tennessee: Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Northwest Cocke, Northwest Greene, Washington, Northwest Carter, Knox, Jefferson, Northwest Blount, North Sevier
  • Virginia: Lee, Wise, Scott, Russell, Washington

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Advisory Details: South winds are expected to range between 20 to 35 mph, with the possibility of gusts reaching up to 55 mph during the advisory period.

Timing: The advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Potential Impacts: Gusty winds could pose risks, potentially causing unsecured objects to be blown around. Tree limbs may be susceptible to falling, and isolated power outages could occur.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Residents are advised to exercise caution, particularly while driving, especially if operating high-profile vehicles. Additionally, securing outdoor objects is recommended to minimize potential hazards associated with the anticipated strong winds.

The National Weather Service encourages the public to stay updated on weather conditions and adhere to safety measures during this advisory period.