According to the National Weather Service, sustained southwest winds could reach 20-30 mph this afternoon, with gusts reaching between 40-50 mph.
The chance for the strongest winds will be from mid afternoon through early evening, according to the weather service.
This could make for a difficult evening commute, especially if you drive a high profile vehicle.
Widespread power outages should also be expected across the region.
Wind speeds should drop by the late evening hours.