SPOKANE, Wash. — Strong winds will increase Tuesday morning and peak Tuesday afternoon.
Southwest winds will develop with sustained winds expected at 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts could reach up to 40 to 50 mph.
A wind advisory is in place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
An aggressive cold front will move through the Inland Northwest Tuesday as well. The cold front will push over the Cascades by noon and push east through the afternoon and evening.
Rain showers will be possible because of the cold front.
Local power outages will be possible because of the weather conditions. Watch for downed tree limbs and high winds which could cause difficult driving conditions this afternoon.
Disclaimer: Right now, the Storm Tracker 2 team is NOT tracking winds as strong as November 2015's historic windstorm. We will post alerts if the forecast changes looking ahead to Tuesday's and Wednesday storms.
WEATHER ALERT: I'm tracking the strongest winds of the season today. SW winds 20-30MPH, gusts more in the 40-50MPH range. pic.twitter.com/lKcFm6ePRc— Briana Bermensolo (@KREMBriana) October 17, 2017