Heavy winds expected in Gloucester Co., Friday through Saturday

National Weather Service issues High Wind Watch

Windy weather is expected to hit Gloucester County on Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for the entire county from 7 a.m. on Friday morning until 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Guests of up to 65 miles per hour are expected for Friday as a storm system enters the region. The strongest winds are expected late Friday morning through Friday evening, with winds gradually diminishing late Friday.

Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines and there is the possibility for widespread power outages on Friday.

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Residents should continue to monitor the latest forecasts.