A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6am Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says sustained winds will build to 20-35 mph, gusting to 50 mph.
Early forecasts indicate the windy conditions will return Thursday evening and night to 25-35 mph sustained winds gusting to 50 mph
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace says that high wind gusts along with rain saturated grounds are indicators for possible power outages from fallen trees, limbs and power lines.
DO NOT venture near downed tree limbs or power lines. DO NOT USE PORTABLE GENERATORS INDOORS FOR ANY REASON!! There have been numerous incidents of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the County in the last few weeks from the faulty use of portable generators being used indoors.
Wallace adds that all rivers in the County will run higher than normal, especially during high tide in the Harbor. No rivers are projected to flood at this time although some low lying roads and pastureland may see pooling of rainwater. DO NOT drive over flooded roadways.