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High Winds Expected Through Early Saturday

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The National Weather Service is warning of strong northerly winds in the Sacramento Valley and the foothills and has issued a wind advisory.

"Since we've had some rain, some trees may fall, possible power outages and high-profile vehicles be careful especially heading into the foothills."

That's Johnny Powell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

He says wind gusts in the foothills could get as high as 55 miles-an-hour...and in the mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada, as high as 80 miles an hour.

In the Sacramento area, winds will average between 25-to-30 miles an hour with gusts up to 50 miles an hour.

The wind advisory is in effect through early Saturday morning.


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