Potentially Damaging Winds to Move in Wednesday Night

A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service.

A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. by the weather service on Taunton for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, including Melrose, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 60 mph.

The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Reading and North Reading. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said.

The high wind watch runs from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

“Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “Hazards will be possible for motorists and pedestrians as well as to structures.”

If a high wind watch is elevated to a high wind warning, the weather service said people should stay inside and away from windows.


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