Strong winds blow through the Bay Area

It's going to be a gusty start to the weekend in the Bay Area.

Starting Friday morning, high winds are expected to blow through much of the Bay Area, with 25 to 35 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

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A High Wind Warning has been issued for some of the area.

"The high winds will start to pick up here in the afternoon and they'll be strongest this evening and tonight," said Sarah McCorkle, a meteorologist with the NWS Bay Area office.

While the winds will be on the lower side in some of the Bay Area, the North Bay, particularly in the hills, could see winds from 50 to 70 miles an hour.

"There's a good chance that trees could fall and then that could bring down powerlines," said McCorkle. "So chances are some localized few power outages."

Luckily, although there hasn't been any rain in the last few weeks, rainfall earlier in the season means that there isn’t a concern over potential fires right now, she added.

The advisory is expected to end in most of the Bay Area by 7 a.m. Saturday morning, while in the North Bay it might continue into the afternoon.