The National Weather Service says winds from the west will increase this evening. Wind gusts to about 45 mph are expected, with a few gusts to 50 mph possible.
The winds are expected to gradually diminish late tonight and early Saturday.
— Tree limbs could be knocked down due to the strong winds.
— Scattered power outages will be possible.
— Any loose objects will be blown over or away by the wind.
— Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
The forecast for the Grand Haven area:
Tonight: A chance of rain showers before 8 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8 and 11, then a chance of snow showers after 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west-northwest wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.