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Wind advisory, gusts up to 50 mph today

Published: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 9:42 a.m. CST

(MCT) — A wind advisory is in effect today for the Chicago area, with forecasters predicting some gusts could reach 50 mph.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory late Sunday, and it will remain in effect through 4 p.m. today.

The advisory warns of wind speeds between 25 and 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

The wind will be strong enough to inflict property damage and create hazards for drivers, particularly those in large vehicles, according to the advisory.

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