Anchorage Bowl under high wind warning

Tegan Hanlon

The National Weather Service is warning residents along the Turnagain Arm and at higher elevations Wednesday that overnight winds may gust up to 80 mph, strong enough to blow over trees, loosen dirt and damage property.

A high wind warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday for Anchorage, Eagle River, Indian and Eklutna, said the weather service.

Forecasters say East winds will gradually increase with the strongest gusts expected late into the night and early Thursday. A low-pressure system is moving north into southern Alaska, increasing the pressure gradient between the Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet and creating a proportional increase in winds, said Christian Cassell, meteorologist with the weather service.

The weather service urges residents to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind.

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