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Wind advisory in effect

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National Weather Service issues alert

By The Staff

A wind advisory has been issued for 35 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, until 7 tonight.

The National Weather Service said southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will persist through this afternoon. Some locations, especially in areas of slightly higher elevation, may see gusts as high as 50 mph at times.

Winds will shift to the northwest as a cold front works through the region later today, with wind speeds decreasing gradually through early evening.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for SUVs and other high-profile vehicles. Also, trash cans, lawn furniture and other lightweight items kept outdoors should be secured. Also, shoppers should beware of abandoned shopping carts which can become wind-swept missiles damaging cars in the store parking lots.