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Wind advisory in effect for Olympia area

Radar shows stormy weather moving into the region Tuesday.
Radar shows stormy weather moving into the region Tuesday. National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Olympia area until 4 p.m. today with southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph and gusts of 45 mph possible.

Winds this strong can break small branches off trees and cause local power outages, according to the weather service. They can also make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and drivers are advised to use extra caution.

Other affected areas include Tacoma, Seattle, Montesano and Shelton.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman

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