FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – With a strong weather system leaving a good soaking rainfall in its wake, amounts around 1″, we’ll see a significant increase in wind speeds during the day Thursday as the rain departs.

Time out the rain hour-by-hour with our WANE Video Forecast.

A High Wind Warning has been issued through the day for locations including Fort Wayne, Wabash, Huntington, Bluffton, Decatur, Defiance, Marion, Paulding, Hartford City, Portland, and Van Wert. Potential wind gusts of 50+ mph, occasionally reaching as high as 60 mph, are possible in these locations.

Additionally, a Wind Advisory has been issued for locations including LaGrange, Angola, Bryan, Kendallville, Albion, Auburn, Warsaw, and Columbia City. Potential wind gusts of 45+ mph, occasionally reaching as high as 55 mph, are possible in these spots.

In either case, with winds this high, scattered power outages may occur, especially with the potential for the winds to bring some tree limbs down.

Sustained winds will be blowing in from the SW at 15-25+ mph.

Secure any loose yard items and charge up your cell phones, too!

Wind alert data current as of posting at 11:30 pm Wed night.