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Wind, rain, more cold for Lowcountry

Sunday's spring-like weather is already a distant memory as a fast moving storm system is bringing rain and very windy conditions to the area. 

A wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. this evening with 20-30 mph sustained winds and gusts to top 40 mph expected.

"This type of wind can certainly knock down smaller tree limbs and easily throw around outdoor furniture and trash cans," Meteorologist Justin Lock said. "The wind is a result of a very fast moving cold front that's racing across the Lowcountry at 60 mph!" 

Lock also says the storm could bring up to a quarter-inch of rain through the lunch hour. Skies are expected to turn sunny by the afternoon behind the front and temperatures will fall into the upper 40s by sunset.

Be ready to bring in pets and cover sensitive plants Monday night as overnight temperatures will fall into the 20s for most areas away from the coast, Lock said.

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