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NWS issues high wind warning

February 25th, 2013 10:06 am by staff report

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a high wind warning for much of the region from 10 p.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Tuesday.


The weather service said a deepening low pressure area will be moving into the region by tomorrow afternoon, and the pressure difference between this system and higher pressure over the mid-Atlantic states will produce strong and damaging winds.


According to NOAA, there will be sustained south to southeast winds between 30 and 45 miles per hour with possible gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour.


"The strong winds may down trees and power lines. Driving may become difficult in cross winds, especially for those in high profile vehicles," NOAA's weather alert said. "Winds of these magnitudes can cause property damage and power outages."


The weather service said the areas with the highest potential for damaging winds include the following counties: Johnson, Cocke, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, and Carter.


For the latest forecasts and warnings visit the National Weather Service.

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