Wind Advisory in Effect
Gusts could reach 41 mph.
Expect strong wind in Attleboro and Seekonk from this afternoon through early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for both areas as well as the rest of Massachusetts except Berkshire County, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m.
"Low pressure will move west of the region and drag a strong cold front through the area tonight," the NWS' website states. "Strong winds are expected to develop ahead of the front and could cause minor damage and scattered power outages."
The wind speed could reach 25 mph, with gusts up to 41 mph.
Rain is also in the forecast. The NWS says the chance of precipitation is 100 percent tonight and 80 percent on Wednesday.
Because of the expected high wind speeds and possible power outages, National Grid crews and support staff have been put on alert, according to a press release from the utility.
"Our first priority is always the safety of the public, our customers, and our employees," said Kathy Lyford, National Grid vice president of electric operations in New England, according to the release. "We have been tracking this front, and preparedness plans are in place to make sure our crews are ready to respond as quickly and safely as possible."
If your power goes out, you should call National Grid's outage line at 1-800-465-1212.