Strong Winds Expected Friday Morning Across MontCo

MOUNT HOLLY NJ – Western Montgomery County property owners should secure their belongings and anticipate the possibility of strong winds blowing through the region Thursday (Feb. 17) beginning at 11 p.m. and continuing through Friday (Feb. 18) at 10 a.m., the National Weather Service regional office in Mount Holly NJ reported.

Southwest winds are predicted to blow through at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with wind gusts of up to 50 mph, it warned. Specifically affected, it said, were the western Montgomery boroughs of Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, and Lansdale, as well as all of Chester County and the municipalities of Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester and Kennett Square.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Secure outdoor objects,” the weather service suggested in its wind advisory. “Tree limbs could be blown down, and a few power outages may result.” Drivers should use extra caution on local highways, it added “especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.”

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