Look for a breezy start to the holidays in West Alabama as gusty winds are possible tonight and throughout the morning of Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory in effect through 12 noon Thursday, December 24th. The text of the advisory is as follows:

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph expected.

* WHERE...All of Central Alabama.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
  limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
  Any holiday decorations should also be tied down and secured.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Temperatures will turn sharply colder as well; lows will be in the teens on Christmas Day. Tuscaloosa's high Friday will be near 37 degrees.

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