The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning today from 9am to 7pm.   A strong low pressure system is moving through the Midwest today and with it will come tropical storm type winds for part of the afternoon across central and southern Illinois and southern Missouri.

Sustained wind will be between 20-30 mph, but we could see gusts between 50-60 mph at times today. Officials suggest you bring in empty trash and recycling bins, secure any lightweight lawn or front porch furniture, bring in flags and wind chimes, and move or secure any mobile sports equipment like trampolines and basketball hoops.

Motorists should use caution today, especially driving in open areas, on bridges and overpasses, and near high profile vehicles like box trucks, tractor trailers and RV's.


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