Wind Advisory In Effect Until 4 AM Thurs.

Gusts could reach up to 55 miles per hour.

.WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM  TO 4 AMEST THURSDAY...* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph  expected.* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northeast and  northern Maryland, The District of Columbia, central,  northern, northwest and western Virginia and eastern and  panhandle West Virginia.* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 4 AM EST Thursday.* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may  result.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a highprofile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.