The National Weather Service said sustained southwest winds will continue in the 30-35 mph range this afternoon, shifting from out of the west by evening. Widespread wind gusts of 50 mph or more will be common, with an isolated gust to around 60 mph possible.
The wind is expected to diminish considerably around sunset.
Downed limbs and branches can be expected through early this evening, and some power outages are possible across the region. Driving high-profile vehicles will be difficult.
The forecast for the Grand Haven area:
Tonight: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Patchy frost after 3 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 25-28 mph decreasing to 15-18 mph. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Tuesday: Patchy frost before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 48. North-northwest wind at 5-8 mph.