Windy day in the Lowcountry; 50 mph wind gusts on Don Holt bridge

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Lowcountry is getting hit by some heavy winds with reports of 50 mph gusts of wind hitting the Don Holt bridge on Wednesday.

Winds have been gusty as northwest winds roll into the Lowcountry. There have been reports of tree limbs down in West Ashley in the Shadow Moss area.

Sensors reported 43 mph winds at the airport and 43 mph winds have been reported on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. Live 5 meteorologists report that the wind is blowing so much that it's helping to dry off the roads at a quicker pace.

A wind advisory has been issued until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph can be expected. Strong winds will make driving more difficult, especially on the elevated bridges.

Clouds will slowly clear Wednesday afternoon as winds turn more from the northwest. Breezes could be gusty at times between 15-20 mph so watch out on the area tall bridges.

Clearing out tonight temps will have no problem heading back down to around the freezing mark by wake up time on Thursday with sunshine sticking around all the way through the weekend.

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