High winds expected in Boston, southeast

After days of fog and rain showers, sunny skies have emerged, but they come with a price: gusts of up to 40 miles per hour in Boston, higher south of the city, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.

“If you are driving later in the day keep both hands on the wheel,’’ said Kim Buttrick, meteorologist at the weather service. “If you have any loose furniture or trash cans you may want to bring them inside.’’

Buttrick said Cape Cod and the Islands will be under a wind advisory from 4 p.m. today to 5 a.m. tomorrow as sustained winds are expected to increase to 20-30 miles per hour. She said the southeast region may also feel gusts up to 45 miles per hour.

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In Boston, gusts are expected to pick up from 15-20 miles per hour in the morning up to 40 miles per hour in the afternoon, Buttrick said.

Winds at high speeds can bring down small tree limbs and branches and cause isolated power outages, according to the weather service.

Buttrick said high temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 60 degrees today, descending to the upper 40s in the evening.

“Throughout the weekend it looks like it will be mainly dry,’’ Buttrick said. “Next chance of rain could come in late Sunday night.’’

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