Wind advisory

Be thankful the Thanksgiving Eve winds that will roar through north central on Wednesday are not also blowing snow.

However, if you are planning to travel this holiday week, be advised other areas around the country will not be as lucky.

While powerful wind gusts are expected here, storms in the northeast, central and western U.S. are expected to bring heavy rain and snow throughout the week -- likely delaying travel in many areas.

Colorado, for example, is experiencing its strongest storm in three years with some locations receiving up to two feet of snow.

In the local area, the National Weather Service office in Cleveland has issued a wind advisory from Wednesday at 7 a.m. to Thursday at 4 a.m.

Steady southwest winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour will gust up to 50 miles an hour in some instances, the NWS said.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and few power outages may result.

The NWS urges extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

After the big blow, the remainder of the holiday weekend weather looks more routine.

Thanksgiving Day -- Cloudy, with a high near 40. Cloudy overnight with a low around 30.

Friday -- Cloudy, with a high neat 42. Chance of rain and/or snow overnight with a low around 32.

Saturday -- Chance of snow and rain during the morning with a high near 47. Rain expected overnight with a low around 39.

Sunday -- Rain likely, becoming partly sunny and a high near 48. Rain and snow mix likely Sunday night with a low around 30.

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