Photo: Trees could come falling down.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Belmont and Eastern Massachusetts from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 to 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, with near gale force winds buffeting the region and creating conditions that could lead to electrical outages.
The NWS is forecasting sustained winds out of the West between 10 to 20 mph with gusts reaching 50 mph with the strongest winds coming between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Gusts have the potential of downing trees and large limbs possibly causing isolated power outages.
While a major winter storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the western part of Massachusetts into Friday morning, Belmont and the Boston region should only see a few inches of the white stuff before precipitation ends late Thursday night.
Below are telephone numbers to keep at the ready during the storm:
Belmont Light (to report outages): 617-993-2800.
The Town of Belmont SNOW EMERGENCY HOTLINE: (617) 993-2698.
Unless it is an emergency, do not call 911.