Batten down everything loose outside Wednesday; Racine County is under a high wind watch from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued the alert Tuesday afternoon as well as a hazardous weather outlook.

“Sustained … winds of 35 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected Wednesday morning into early evening,” the watch reads. “The strong winds will have the potential to cause sporadic tree damage and power outages.”

NOAA is also warning drivers of high-profile vehicles like SUVs and semi trucks to use extreme caution while driving on area roadways, but especially on north-south corridors like I-94.

The hazardous weather outlook warns residents about the potential for strong storms that could include hail south of the I-94 line that runs from Milwaukee to Madison, putting Racine County in the potential line of fire.

“There is a slight risk that some of the storms could become severe along and south of a line from Milwaukee to Madison …” the outlook reads. “The main severe weather threat is large hail.”

 

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