CAPITAL REGION - Capital Region residents are advised to hold onto their hats - and everything else that might blow away - as high winds are expected to sweep through the area Sunday evening through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The expected winds also led National Grid to pre-position crews throughout the area to better respond to outages, the company said.
A high wind warning will be in effect across the region from 7 p.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Monday, according to the service.
Winds are expected to be from the west at 20 to 40 mph with gusts from 60 to 65 mph.
The winds could take down large tree limbs, trees and power lines and widespread power outages are possible. Travel could also be difficult, especially in high-profile vehicles.
Residents can notify National Grid of outages through ngrid.com/report and downed lines should be immediately reported to 1-800-867-5222 or to local emergency responders.