If you haven't had enough wind, just wait. We'll have more to come this weekend.

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According to the National Weather Service in Pendleton:

The system that will be bringing gusty winds to the area is moving slower than previously anticipated and the windy conditions are forecast for late Saturday night through Sunday.

What does this mean for Tri-Cities residents and surrounding areas?

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Secure any items that can blow away. Make sure your belongings are tethered to something. Secure anything that can blow away. The Tri-Cities forecast calls for rain after 4 pm with patchy fog before 10 am. Chance of precipitation is 80%. The high should hit in the 40s. On Sunday, expect a high of 53 degrees and windy conditions.

Did someone say snow? How much snow will upper elevations receive?

Midwest And East Coast Hit With Major Snowstorm
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A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 pm Saturday to 4 pm Sunday for western Chelan County (snow expected above 3,500 feet) including Stevens Pass. Snow accumulation expected anywhere from 3-7 inches. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 7pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday for the Cascades. Snow above 4,000 feet expected. Accumulations possible from 6 to 11 inches and winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

High wind safety rules to follow from the National Weather Service

If you have an outdoor get together or activity planned, your advised to postpone the event if a wind advisory has been issued.  If you are outside in high winds, take cover by a building or under a shelter. Watch for any flying debris. Tree limbs can break. Street signs can become loose. Watch nearby balconies for any objects that can fall.

What should you do, if you encounter a downed power line

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Call for help. Report downed lines to your local utility emergency center and to the police. Do not try to free lines or to remove debris yourself.

Avoid anything that may be touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches. Puddles and even wet or snow-covered ground can conduct electricity in some cases.
If you see someone who has been shocked who may be in direct or indirect contact with a power line, do not try to touch them. You may become a second victim. Get medical attention as quickly as possible by calling 911.
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