A high wind watch was issued on Wednesday morning by the weather service on Taunton for much of eastern Massachusetts, including Mansfield, because the southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 50-60 mph.
The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Mansfield. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said.
The high wind watch runs from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening through 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
“Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “Hazards will be possible for motorists and pedestrians as well as to structures.”
If a high wind watch is elevated to a high wind warning, the weather service said people should stay inside and away from windows.