The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory for this afternoon and tonight for Woodinville and western Washington.
A rapidly moving frontal system will bring winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph beginning this afternoon. Brief heavy rains and small hail are also possible with these storms.
The advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the NWS:
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE LATE NIGHT HOURS.
* IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PRUNE DEAD BRANCHES FROM TREES. FALLING BRANCHES MAY RESULT IN LOCAL POWER OUTAGES AT TIMES. SOME WEAKENED TREES COULD FALL IN THE WIND. MOST TREES STILL HAVE SOME OR ALL OF THEIR LEAVES...WHICH WILL HEIGHTEN THE IMPACT OF THE WIND ON THE TREES.
A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.