Wind advisories

The National Weather Service has issued wind advisories for Marshall and Etowah counties from noon to six PM and for Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee and Blount counties from noon to eight PM. You can expect west winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour with gusts up to 40 miles an hour. Small outdoor items might be blown around and motorists should exercise caution, expecially those in high-profile vehicles.