Wind advisory in place until noon, gusts up to 40 mph possible

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
First Alert Morning Forecast: Feb. 13
Mostly windy, later temperatures in the mid-50s

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new system passing Tuesday brings the threat of damaging winds.

A Wind Advisory began around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning and lasts until noon. The highest wind gusts happen between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. and could top 40 mph.

It will be sunny on Tuesday, however, with highs in the upper 50s. Wednesday will look similar but without the wind.

Duke Energy said it is on high alert Monday night and into Tuesday for the possibility of strong wind gusts pulling down trees and power lines.

A wind advisory is in effect until noon.

Because this is considered a statewide storm, Duke Energy is not bringing in crews from other parts of the state but spokesperson Jeff Brooks said workers are prepared.

The utility is increasingly using self-healing technology to help keep the lights on.

"It doesn't eliminate the outage itself. You still have to send a crew out to do the damage repair, but it can reduce the number of customers impacted by that outage by as much as 75%," Brooks said. "And can restore power sometimes in just a few seconds."

After a record-setting weekend weather wise, Monday looks to be wet once again.

We'll dry out until Saturday -- and even then there is just a 20% chance of showers and better yet, no risk of severe storms.