Photo from late November storm by Bill Leutz

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory that includes Jackson County.  At 3:08 pm today, they predicted “southerly sustained winds around 35 mph, veering west this evening.  Wind gusts will reach 50 to 55 mph this evening.  The highest wind gusts are expected between 6 and 10 pm.”  For the latest forecast for our area, click here

Consumers Energy adds “This activity, along with the potential for light freezing rain…could result in power outages. Consumers Energy is monitoring the weather closely, mobilizing resources and making other preparations to quickly respond to any service interruptions.”  The number one cause of power outages are trees or their limbs falling on power infrastructure.  As Clark Lake residents know, this can also affect cable and Internet service.

For preparation for what to do before, during, and after a storm, CE encourages you to visit their outage center for helpful tips.  At this location, you can view an outage map, report an outage, and sign up for power restoration updates.