Wind advisory issued for Central NC; very strong gusts expected today

Strong winds following a cold front, with gusts up to 45 mph, prompted the National Weather Service in Raleigh to issue a wind advisory Tuesday for the Triangle and much of Central North Carolina.

The wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The weather service received reports of falling trees in the Triad and Person County, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph Tuesday afternoon.

Strong gusts can blow down old trees and power lines, which may cause power outages, the weather service said.

Driving may also become difficult, especially for trucks and tractor trailers.

A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph or gusts of 40 to 55 mph are expected.

Camila Molina: 919-829-4538, @Cmolina__