The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m. PST this evening in the Puget Sound region.
Gusty winds will develop this afternoon with the passage of a vigorous front. The strongest winds are expected to occur between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Wind...increasing from the south at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
Impacts...Winds this strong can snap small tree branches, topple small or shallow rooted trees and cause local power outages.