BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Baltimore region and much of Maryland until 6 p.m. Friday.

The service said northwest winds will average 20-30 miles per hour, but gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour. That’s enough to damage trees and unsecured items. A few power outages may result, according to the NWS.

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Baltimore County Emergency Management urged residents to be on the lookout for falling tree debris if they are traveling in areas with heavy trees.

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The advisory covers central, northeast and southern Maryland, Washington D.C., and parts of Virginia.

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CBS Baltimore Staff