Strong winds on Monday afternoon may knock down branches and small trees and could possible knock out power, warns the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory was issued by the weather service for 2-8 p.m. on Monday for much of eastern and central Massachusetts, including Hamilton and Wenham.
The winds are expected to blow at 15-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph, with the strongest wind from the late to mid-afternoon. As a cold front moves through in the early evening, some strong gusts are also possible.
“Winds of this magnitude may down branches or small trees,” the weather service said when it issued its advisory. “Some power outages are possible.”
Driving may also be difficult in high-profile vehicles.
The wind advisory was prompted because sustained winds are expected between 31-39 miles per hour or gusts to 46-57 mph.