The passage of a cold front through southern Michigan will bring strong southwest winds to the region Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including Ferndale—from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday.
Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, ranging from 25 miles per hour to as high as 50 miles per hour in the afternoon and early evening.
The good news is that the winds won't be bitterly cold, thanks to an above-average high temperature of 45 degrees Monday. There is a slight chance of snow showers throughout the day.
The NWS cautions that the high winds could cause downed branches, leading to power outages. There were no outages reported in the Ferndale area as of 10 a.m. Monday.
To prepare for high winds, Michigan residents are encouraged to use precaution while driving—especially high-profile vehicles. Additionally, residents are encouraged to move trash cans, outdoor furniture, and other outdoor items into their garage or home.