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Wind Advisory Issued for Hills

The strongest winds are expected in the high parts of Napa County and parts of the East Bay hills above 1,000 feet, which includes hills in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. By Bay City News Service.

Updated 11:20 a.m.: The wind advisory has been extended until 10 p.m. for the East Bay hills, officials said.

Earlier:

A wind advisory went into effect this morning for the North and East Bay hills, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory for the windy conditions is in place until 6 p.m. today, according to weather officials.

Northeast winds from 20 to 30 mph are forecast to blow through high-elevation areas.

Gusts may reach up to 50 mph, officials said. The strongest winds are expected in the high parts of Napa County and parts of the East Bay hills above 1,000 feet, which includes hills in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

The National Weather Service advises drivers to use caution today as windy conditions can make driving difficult, especially for bigger vehicles such as trucks and big-rigs.

Other impacts of windy weather include downed trees and branches.

Weather officials also urge caution on any outdoor burning today.

By Bay City News Service.

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