Sept. 23 forecast: Strong winds

Hold on to your skirts and hats. It’s going to be a very blustery day.

Hold on to your skirts and hats. It’s going to be a very blustery day.

We’ll start off mostly sunny with a high near 83, a 10 percent chance of rain and storms, and winds 17-22 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts could reach 33 mph.

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m., which means don’t flick any cigarettes in the wild, we’re experience critical fire weather conditions.

Tonight, we’re looking at a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. and an overnight low near 46, with 15-20 mph winds slowing to 6-11 mph after midnight. Gust could still be as high as 30 mph.

The weekend will cool off significantly. Saturday’s high is 68 and Sunday’s is only 60. It’ll be mostly sunny and a little windy on Saturday, and there’s a small chance of rain and storms on Sunday.

Ashley Dean

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