high winds

"That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed; When the gales of November came early." -- Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Ok, so that song by Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot about the Nov. 10, 1975, sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior, doesn't mean north central Ohio weather is going to be life-threatening today.

But it's a great song. It's timely. And we are about to experience more high winds across north central Ohio.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory across the area Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The area includes Richland, Ashland and Crawford counties.

We can expect southwest winds 25 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50.

You know the drill. Those kinds of winds can knock down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages. So make sure your electronic devices are fully charged. If your electric goes out, games on your phone may be the only thing you can do during these pandemic days.

Gusty winds that strong can also blow around unsecured objects. Summer is clearly over. So get those tables and chairs and other fun items inside before they end up in the neighbor's yard. We asked him and he doesn't want your lawn dart set or your garden gnome.

After we emerge from the "gale," weather for Friday and the weekend doesn't look horrible.

It will be mostly sunny Friday with a high near 60. Some clouds overnight and a low of 42.

Mostly cloudy weather is expected Saturday with a high near 49. A chance of showers Saturday night, but mainly after 1 a.m.

Some showers likely Sunday with a high near 51. Those showers will continue overnight, sending us into Thanksgiving Week with a low around 34.

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City editor. 30-year plus journalist. Husband. Father of 3 grown sons and also a proud grandpa. Prior military journalist in U.S. Navy, Ohio Air National Guard. -- Favorite quote: "Where were you when the page was blank?"