Wind advisory issued for Alabama for Monday and Tuesday

The National Weather Service updated a wind advisory at 4:36 a.m. on Sunday for Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, and Walker counties. The advisory is valid from Monday 1 p.m. until Tuesday 7 a.m., with expected southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.

The weather service warns of potential harm to outdoor vegetation due to frost, advising protection for sensitive plants to prevent damage. Additionally, the advisory cautions about unsecured objects being blown around, the risk of trees falling, and the possibility of power outages.

Drivers, especially those in high-profile vehicles, are urged to use extra caution due to the strong winds. It is recommended to secure outdoor items and take measures to safeguard delicate plants from the cold.