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High Wind Warning on Long Island Until 6 P.M.


A tattered United States flag blows in the wind on a cold winter day in Newstead, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

It’s going to be another windy day on Long Island.


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The National Weather Service in Upton said the high wind warning, which was issued Friday, will remain in effect until 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The high wind warning was issued for both Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City.

Meteorologists said winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

The strongest winds are expected to occur from the morning into the afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

The howling winds are capable of bringing down trees, large branches and power lines.

Drivers are warned that driving can be “difficult” on elevated roads and bridges. Home owners are advised to secure any outdoor items, including trash cans.

Meteorologists said the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with the temperature hovering around 40 degrees on Saturday.

The Long Island Power Authority said on its website that they are experiencing “scattered power outages” across the Island, due to the strong winds.

“LIPA continues to monitor the effects of the storm on our system and will have extra crews available to address power outages,” LIPA said.

As of 9:30 a.m. the utility said more than 2,000 customers have been affected by outages.

People can report downed power lines to LIPA by calling 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.

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