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Strong winds, rain forecast for Wednesday

Posted: January 29, 2013 - 4:20pm

The weather oulook for Wednesday: Windy.

The National Weather Service office in Columbia on Tuesday afternoon posted a wind advisory, warning that “a strong cold front will approach from the west Wednesday and move across the region during the evening,” bringing strong winds that develop during the day and into the evening.

A wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday for Columbia County and surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina, according to the advisory.

The front will be accompanied by winds of 25 to 35 mph, gusting up to 45 mph, enough to bring down trees and cause driving problems, especially for those in “high-profile” vehicles such as vans and SUVs.

Thunderstorms also are forecast for Wednesday, along with an 80 percent chance of rain, according to weather.com.

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