Batten down the hatches.

An advancing cold front will bring gusty winds Friday with top speeds near 50 mph possible.
According to the National Weather Service, the winds will start to kick up Friday morning and continue through the evening.

Along with the winds will come rains that are expected to taper off to a chance of showers after 11 a.m. Friday. Temperatures will remain moderate in the mid-60s.

Andy Porter can be reached at andyporter@wwub.com or 526-8318.

Andy Porter has been with the Union-Bulletin since October 2000. His beats include Walla Walla County, city of College Place, Washington State Penitentiary, agriculture, environment as well as a wide range of general assignment topics.

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