The National Weather Service said Wednesday afternoon that the winds will become northwest at 20-30 mph, with gusts to 45 mph inland and up to 55 mph along the Lakeshore, before diminishing overnight.
It will still be breezy Thursday, but the north-northwest wind is only expected at 20-24 mph in the Grand Haven area.
Limbs and branches could break across the area during the high winds, and some isolated power outages will be possible. Loose objects will tend to be picked up and blown over or around.
A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30-39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph can be expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles, so motorists should use extra caution.