The National Weather Service offices in Des Moines have issued a wind advisory until 1 p.m. Sunday for the Perry area and all of Iowa west of U.S. Interstate 35.
Strong and sustained northwest winds of 25 to 30 mph are forecast, with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs might be blown down, and power outages are possible. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.
Along with Dallas County, the wind advisory is in effect in Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Audubon, Guthrie, Cass, Adair, Madison, Adams, Union, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold and Decatur counties.
Along with Perry, cities under the wind advisory include Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Humboldt, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Denison,
Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni and Leon.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.