High wind warning issued for southern Wisconsin

High wind warning issued for southern Wisconsin

High winds will accompany unseasonably warm temperatures across southern Wisconsin Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. across southern Wisconsin.

Winds with gusts higher than 40 mph are expected from late morning through the afternoon. WISC-TV meteorologist Haddie McLean said that may cause problems on the highway.  “High-profile vehicles may be difficult to control on north-south roads,” McLean said.

A storm system tracking across northern Wisconsin is responsible for the gusty winds. But the strong winds won’t be around for that long. “Southerly winds this morning will shift to the west this afternoon,” said McLean.

The high winds are already responsible for damage west of Wisconsin. High winds caused Interstate 25 to close near Denver for a few hours Thursday. The winds also caused damage to an IKEA sign outside a store in the Denver area.