A high wind warning for Redmond and many surrounding areas is in effect until noon today, with gusts as high as 60 mph affected in the Puget Sound region.
Puget Sound Energy reported scattered power outages in Redmond early Monday morning, with about 30 customers remaining without power in the Central Kirkland-Houghton-Rose Hill-Bridle Trails-Redmond area as of 8:45 a.m. Lake Washington School District spokewoman Kathryn Reith said some schools on Education Hill lost power earlier this morning but that the electricity had since been restored.
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The National Weather Service says the wind is expected to diminish to 15-30 mph with gusts of 40 mph by midday. WSDOT says its crews will be keeping a close eye on the 520 Bridge during the wind storm.
Meanwhile, snow appears likely in parts of Redmond on Monday night. The forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of precipitation with the snow level falling to 200 feet. Accumulation of less than an inch of snow is predicted overnight, with another half-inch possible during the day Tuesday and again Tuesday night.