Drive carefully Thursday morning as strong winds blow across the Coast

Drive carefully Thursday morning as strong winds blow across the Coast
Strong wind gusts is blowing sand across Highway 90 Thursday morning so drive carefully if you're out. (Source: Photo MDOT)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The temperatures may be in the 60s but strong wind gusts are making it feel a little cooler outside. If you’re headed out on the road this morning, drive carefully because all of that wind is causing sand to blow up on parts of Highway 90.

A wind advisory was in effect for coastal Mississippi on Thursday morning. It expired just before 7 a.m. but it will remain breezy outside throughout the day with wind speed of 15-20 mph. Wind gusts may be higher and could even reach speeds between 40-50 mph through 9 a.m. They should go down as the day progresses.

Quite windy! Some gusts between 20 & 40 mph so far this morning. Expect this to continue for the next several hours as...

Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Strong wind speed and wind gusts can make driving difficult Thursday morning, especially for high-profile vehicles. Aside from sand on the roadways, you’ll want to be extra careful while driving over bridges. Lightweight, loose objects may also be blown around so make sure to secure those and be cautious.

Abnormally high tides are also expected along the coast and bays. A flash flood watch is in effect for all of South Mississippi.

There will also be a slight risk of severe, damaging, weather. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected with highs around 70. A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms will continue. Lows will range from the upper 50s to middle 60s.

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