A wind advisory is in effect for most of the ABC11 viewing area from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Meteorologist Steve Stewart says gusts could reach 30-35mph!

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In the wake of the strong line of thunderstorms that moved through central North Carolina Thursday morning, we are experiencing lingering gusty winds that caused some tree damage in areas.

The storms are mostly gone, but damage and a a wind advisory remain.

Though it will not be as windy as Thursday, gusts around 40mph are still likely later today and those winds combined with highs in the lower 60s will make it feel more like early to mid-March across our area, Stewart said.

“We should see a fair amount of sun today with some fair weather clouds, but it will be another windy day once the sun comes out and stronger winds aloft mix down later this morning through the afternoon hours,” he said.

Duke Energy power crews are watching the weather and are ready to respond to power outages.

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