Gusty winds will develop this afternoon

Staff Reports Posted 14 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – These tulips are pictured outside Tillman’s Village Inn on Thursday. Today the temperature will drop as a cold front moves across the region.

The National Weather Service is warning about gusty winds that will begin around 2 p.m. and continue until about 8 p.m. today.

The gusty winds will develop this afternoon behind a cold front crossing the region. The peak wind gusts will reach 35 to 40 miles per hour in many locations, the Weather Service said.

“Loose outdoor objects should be firmly secured,” the Weather Service said in a statement. “Large tents and other temporary structures being used for outdoor graduation ceremonies this weekend may be impacted by the gusty winds.”

Today is forecast for a high of 57 but the temperature will drop after noon to a low of 36. Sunday is forecast for a high of 45 and a low of 34.