Updated on Monday, April 6 at 7:30 a.m.

A high wind warning will be in effect beginning Monday evening for the Turnagain Arm area and higher elevations in Anchorage.

The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued the warning, which is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. A high wind watch was initially in place, but was later replaced with the warning.

Winds from the southeast are expected to gradually increase to reach 40 to 60 mph by the evening, with severe wind gusts up to 85 mph. Winds should diminish by Tuesday morning, according to the NWS.

Travel may be difficult and trees could be knocked over, forecasters said. They urge people to secure loose objects that could blow around or be damaged by wind.

In the Matanuska Valley, a fire weather watch is in effect Tuesday morning through the evening.


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