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Maryland weather: Windy Wednesday predicted, with possible gusts of 50 mph

Hold on to your hats, Baltimore. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"A line of showers associated with a cold frontal passage could bring localized wind gusts to 50 mph or greater from late morning through early afternoon," the weather service said early Wednesday morning. "Following the front, widespread west winds gusting 40 to 50 mph will occur through early evening."

Unsecured objects (like hats) could blow off, tree limbs might fall and power outages might result. Driving might be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

The wind advisory is issued for a broad swath of Maryland, including Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges and St. Mary’s counties. Advisories are issued when winds of 45 to 55 mph are expected.

Dense fog has also developed across the Baltimore area this morning. Visibility will be around a half-mile to two miles, but some areas could be as bad as one-quarter mile, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures in Baltimore should reach the 60s Wednesday afternoon, but drop into the 30s overnight.

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