The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a WIND ADVISORY in effect until 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 18).

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The text of the advisory is as follows:

..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* WHERE...All of central Alabama.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
  limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Be
  especially cautious in areas of damage from storms on Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Trees could also be blown down due to the
  saturated soils from the heavy rainfall over the past 12 hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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