Wind advisory issued for majority of Rio Grande Valley

Hold on to your hats, skirts and steering wheels.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a wind advisory for the majority of the Rio Grande Valley.

The advisory will take effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties.

The NWS reports the difference between a high pressure across the southeast United States and an intensifying trough of low pressure across West Texas will increase winds late this morning and throughout the afternoon.

According to the NWS, wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected. Higher gusts of 45 mph or more are also anticipated.

The intensifying winds could make driving difficult for lightweight vehicles and cause unfastened loose objects to blow around, the NWS reports.

Residents are urged to tie down or move items indoors such as patio furniture, trash cans or portable basketball posts.

Drivers of high profile or light weight vehicles may find it difficult to drive on bridges and over passes.