The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Johnston and the rest of the state from about 9 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Thursday.
Strong southwest winds of 20 - 30 mph with gusts of 50 - 60 mph will move into the area later this evening. In addition to the wind, as much as an inch of rain is possible, and some localized flooding may occur. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm, hovering in the low 50s tonight, though they are expected to drop into the low-40s on Thursday.
Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds at these speeds, according to the alert. Officials also caution people to secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.