High wind warning in effect until 5 a.m.

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National Weather Service map National Weather Service/The area in orange is under a high wind warning until 5 a.m. this morning. The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly has issued a high wind warning until 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31  for all of southern New Jersey, central and north eastern New Jersey, and southern Delaware until 5 a.m.

The high wind warning is for winds out of the south of 20 to 3 0 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds are expected through 4 a.m.

Scattered tree and power line damage are expected, according to NWS. This may result in power outages. Some damage to small or compromised structures may also occur.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Learn more at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/index.php

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