Windstorm bringing gusts up to 60 mph, numerous power outages

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A significant wind storm is blowing through Texas, and it's possible your power could go out at times under a clear blue sky.

Locally we are expecting sustained winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of 40-60 mph for several hours. A Wind Advisory is in effect from through 7 p.m. with Gale Warnings out for our coastal waters and bays through 8 a.m. Friday.

Plenty of sun will warm temperatures into the mid 70s.

When will the wind slow down?
Today's winds will calm down with the setting of the sun, so it should be noticeably less windy by 7 p.m. It will stay fairly breezy on Friday with winds gusting around 30 mph. The wind will calm down significantly over the weekend as high pressure moves overhead.

Speaking of the weekend, how does the forecast look?
It looks fantastic! We'll enjoy lots of sunshine with morning lows in the upper 40s/lower 50s and highs in the 70s.

What can we expect for Trick-or-Treat time on Halloween?

It should be nearly perfect with temperatures in the 70s, light winds, and low humidity under a mostly clear sky.

Is there anything of concern in the tropics?
Texas is normally done with hurricane season by mid-October. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains whyhere. We will continue to monitor the Pacific Ocean for any storms that could curve across Mexico and bring rain to Texas.

Southeast Texas

Harris County
Galveston County
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
Brazoria/Matagorda Counties

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