Athens Co High Wind Warning, 8AM until 6PM, Sat, 4/1/23, SW winds 25 to 35mph, gusts to 60mph expected

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Athens County in effect from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2023.

WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

WHERE…Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio and western West Virginia.

WHEN…From 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2023.

IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…While winds will remain strong through the entire period of the warning, the highest winds are expected from late Saturday morning until early Saturday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.