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High Wind Advisory Saturday Night: Downed Trees, Power Lines Possible; "Likely" Outages

The advisory issued for the San Mateo County coast goes into effect at 9 p.m. Saturday night until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Strong winds of up to 45 mph are possible.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Francisco issued a wind advisory for the San Mateo County coast that is in effect from 9 p.m. on Saturday until 8 a.m. on Sunday. The advisory was issued this afternoon.

NWS projects that winds will start to increase Saturday night. By late Saturday evening, they will increase to a speed of 20 - 30 mph with a chance of reaching up to 45 mph. The winds late tonight could cause damage, according to the advisory, including downed trees and power lines. Power outages are also "likely," the advisory states.

The strongest winds are expected to occur from late Saturday evening through early Sunday morning.

Driving may also be challenging in winds that reach 35 mph and over, according to the advisory, especially for those driving high profile vehicles. High profile vehicles are generally defined as those which are more susceptible to be toppled over by strong winds due to their high center of gravity, such as SUVs, vans, pickup trucks, or RVs.

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