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Strong winds expected to hit multiple counties in metro-east, National Weather Service says

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The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for several metro-east counties on Sunday afternoon, predicting gusts up to 45 mph to continue into Monday morning.

Strong gusty winds will develop around 6 p.m. on Sunday and sound persist until about 6 a.m. on Monday, the advisory said. The winds may blow down tree limbs and power lines, and scattered power outages are expected.

The advisory was in effect for the following counties:

  • Bond
  • Clinton
  • Fayette
  • Jersey
  • Macoupin
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Randolph
  • St. Clair
  • Washington

A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 30 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph, the NWS said. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage and drivers are warned to use caution, as travel might be difficult.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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