The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a high wind warning, which is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, through midnight.


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a high wind warning, which is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, through midnight.

Locally damaging winds are expected in Delaware as well as eastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey and northeast Maryland. West to northwest winds will be sustained at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

A strong cold front moving across the region during the mid to late afternoon hours Friday will result in west to northwest winds gusting to near 60 mph. The strong wind gusts are expected to continue into late Friday evening. Look for the winds to drop off quickly after midnight.

Widespread power outages are possible. Downed trees and tree limbs may damage structures and vehicles. The wind will make driving difficult, especially on bridges and overpasses.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.