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Wind advisory north and west of District, 50 mph gusts possible

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): The wind advisory has been canceled since winds failed to reach criteria. But it’s still windy out there, with gusts to around 30 mph.

Wind gusts: Latest D.C. area wind gust map.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 6 p.m. today north and west of D.C. The advisory includes northern Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Howard counties (and points to the north and west) but does not include Fairfax county.

In the advisory area, sustained winds of 20-30 mph are likely, with gusts to 50 mph or so. Gusts will be strongest at high elevations. Outside of the advisory area, it will still be windy, with winds sustained at 15-25 mph, and gusts to around 40 mph.

Isolated power outages are possible due to downed tree limbs and driving conditions may be difficult for high profile vehicles .

The combination of the gusty winds and temperatures in the 30s will produce wind chills in the 20s today.

The winds should gradually slacken tonight.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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