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Potentially Damaging Winds to Move in to Newton Area Wednesday Night

A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines in the Newton area, according to the National Weather Service.

A high wind warning was issued Wednesday at 12:04 p.m. by the NWS for much of eastern Massachusetts, including Newton. The warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Locals in the Newton area can expect winds between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts between 50 and 60 mph, NWS said. 

The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage.

“Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” NWS warned. “Hazards will be possible for motorists and pedestrians as well as to structures.”

According to NWS, a high wind warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour, with gusts of 59 mph or greater at any time.

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