Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper: Wind, thunderstorms expected early Friday

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PITTSBURGH —

A strong cold front will bring gusty winds, rain and a few thunderstorms to the area through early Friday, said Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper.
 
A wind advisory has been issued for the entire WPXI-TV viewing area until 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Wind gusts, between 45 and 55 mph, will happen during the day Friday.
 
Widely scattered power outages are possible with the stronger wind gusts.  Tree branches and limbs could also be in jeopardy with the gusty winds.
 
Most of the rain will be out of the area by late morning Friday, leaving us mostly cloudy and breezy with temperatures in the low to mid 40s much of the day.