High wind watch: Downed trees, power outages possible in Ann Arbor area
You might want to batten down the hatches. High winds could buffet the Ann Arbor area Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for this evening through Saturday morning. Sustained winds of 35 to 40 mph are possible with gusts of 55 to 60 mph at times.
The strongest winds are expected to occur between 9 p.m. Friday night and 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the weather service said.
Winds that strong are capable of downing large limbs and trees and causing power outages, the weather service warned.
The winds will follow some rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 3 p.m. Friday. Rain will continue Friday night before midnight, then there's a chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. The low is expected to be around 32.
Saturday will bring a chance of snow showers and breezy conditions with winds gusting to 40 mph. A high of 39 is expected under mostly cloudy skies.
For updated forecasts and weather conditions any time, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.