Strong winds to push colder air into the Triangle

Cold air was forecast to blow – and blow stiffly – into the Triangle on Monday, with winds gusting into the range of 35 mph to 45 mph, the National Weather Service said.

The weather service posted a high-wind advisory for the area through 7 p.m. and warned truckers and others operating tall vehicles to be watchful for gusts.

Steady winds were forecast to be 15 mph to 25 mph from the northwest behind the cold front.

The highest-speed winds were expected between noon and 4 p.m. in towns in the western part of the area and between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the eastern side, the weather service said.

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