A strong pressure gradient between a potent surface low over the northern Great Plains and robust surface high off the Carolina Coast will result in gusty south-southwest winds through Monday. Surface winds today will be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Thus a Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 AM EST to 5 PM EST. Be sure to secure loose lawn furniture and be alert for small limbs and branches being knocked from trees. Also, high profile vehicles driving on east-west oriented roadways should use caution, especially late Sunday morning and afternoon.