The National Weather Service has issued a HIgh Wind Warning for this entire region thru Friday morning at 5am.

Fighting against the wind
ThinkStock; Robert Hoetink

The High Wind Warning says that winds will pick up this afternoon to the 35-45 mph range and some gust will get to 60 mph, which could cause damage.

The warning also alerts to hazardous driving conditions on North/South roadways.

Consumer's Energy is reporting scattered power outages due to the high winds. Those outages may become more numerous with the winds picking up Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.

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