Hold on to your hats -- high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today.
According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forcasters expect winds to be around 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages.
The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m.
According to the NWS:
A wind advisory is ussued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 miles per hour, or gusts will range between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.