North Texas braces for a windy day

04/08/2014 8:59 AM

04/08/2014 9:00 AM

North Texans will need to hold onto their caps, cowboy hats and papers on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth has issued a wind advisory for most of North Texas on Tuesday as northwest winds will be at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds will occur from mid-morning through late afternoon, according to the advisory.

“Three weeks ago we would have issued a red flag warning but the vegetation is greening up,” said meteorologist Dan Shoemaker at the weather service office in Fort Worth. “We’ll have gusty winds all day until the sun goes down.”

The gusty winds will make driving difficult for some and boating on area lakes could be hazardous for small crafts. Meteorologists warned that lightweight objects that are not properly secured are likely to be blown around.

Forecasters predict sunny skies throughout the day with highs in the lower 70s.

The winds will calm down for Wednesday to 10 to 15 mph and morning temperatures will be in the 50s, the weather service says. Daytime temperatures will be in the high 70s.

For the rest of the week and the Main Street Arts Festival in downtown Fort Worth this weekend, DFW residents will wake up to temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Warm days are ahead as temperatures will get to the 80s on Thursday and for the next several days, forecasters say.

Shoemaker said rain chances return late Sunday into early Monday.

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