Residents may want to secure all outdoor items before retiring for the evening as high winds are expected to batter the area over night in during most of Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Germantown area, and all of Montgomery County from 3:00 am tonight through 7:00 pm Friday, March 2.
The NWS says that strong winds were develop overnight and early Friday morning and persist through most of the day Friday. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with guest up to 60 mph are expected. The strongest winds will be overnight through Monday morning.
Strong winds may down trees, powerlines, and cause minor structural damage. Scattered power outages are expected. Wind gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. If a tree or limb blocks a road 9-1-1 should be called. Montgomery County Fire Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer reminds residents to treat any wires downed by winds or tree limbs as “Live Wires.”
In event of power outage, report outages: First Energy 1-888-544-4877, or PEPCO 1-877-737-2662. Driving high profile vehicles in these conditions will be difficult.