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Mansfield Under Wind Advisory

Residents are encouraged to take precautions and secure loose items outdoors.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning for Mansfield and the surrounding area.

The forecast also calls for heavy rain and possible thunderstorms. The hazards of strong and damaging winds are possible between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Winds are forecast from the south with winds of 20 to 33 mph and gusts 45 to 55 mph possible, with the strongest winds over elevated terrain and near the coastlines, according to weather.gov.

Residents are warned to be on the lookout for downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees. This may result in scattered power outages and downed power lines. To prepare, take precautions now to secure any loose items outdoors such as lawn furniture.

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