Adams County residents, brace yourselves for a blustery conclusion to the day. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that continues to hold as gusts could reach up to 45 mph. This coupled with the already saturated ground puts us at risk for downed trees. Be prepared just in case trees take down power lines. This evening, particularly between 4 PM and 9 PM, the wind may not only howl but also carry light rain showers, making for dreary and potentially hazardous situations while outdoors or driving.
The day’s earlier showers are expected to transition into rain after 1 PM, with high temperatures peaking near 50 degrees. This warmth, however, will be belied by east winds ramping up to speeds of 18 mph sustained, and those gusts threatening to reach even higher velocities as we progress into the evening.
As the sun dips below the horizon at 5:30 PM, don’t be fooled by the evening’s expected high of 47 degrees. The wind chill factor will make it feel significantly colder. The rain showers, albeit light, will persist, maintaining the drumbeat of a day dominated by wet and windy weather.
Looking ahead, the tempestuous wind is predicted to lay the groundwork for a chillier Saturday, where daytime highs will only reach 33 degrees, accompanied by a slight chance of snow showers. It’s a stark contrast to today’s wetter conditions, with a blustery southwest wind keeping the county in the grip of winter’s cold hand. Sunday through next week we will see much lower temperatures. Be sure to prepare for freezing conditions.
As Adams County navigates this windy weather, remember to secure outdoor items, take care when driving, especially if operating high-profile vehicles, and keep an ear out for further updates from your trusty weather sources. Stay warm and safe, Adams County!