Get ready to bundle up if you venture outside this afternoon — forecasters expect a windy day.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Fairfax County and surrounding areas. The advisory says people can expect west winds from 20-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 mph from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forecasts say the temperature will be around the low 40s today — which could feel more like the 20s with wind.
More from NWS:
* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central, north central and northern Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia.
* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 5 PM EST this afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
People are advised to be cautious while driving and to secure outdoor objects.
A Wind Advisory has been issued for areas along and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the DC metro areas and northward until 5 pm today. Check our website: https://t.co/CJFhYzBvKR for more information. pic.twitter.com/AkvYuLs22Y
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) January 8, 2020