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Wind, waves, possible snow expected

Winds topping 20 mph are expected Friday evening and Saturday morning, along with steady rain and possible snow showers, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Winds will taper on Saturday but temperatures will remain low and snow showers are likely.

"This is our busy time of the year, so we have our crews getting ready and prepared," said Lance Newkirk of Bainbridge Public Works. "It's a challenge to match our predictions with what mother nature throws at us. We're planning for snow, high winds and freezing conditions, the public works crews will mobilize if we need sand, snow plows or crews to remove downed trees."

Weather will clear early next week, but temperatures will continue to dip below freezing through Tuesday, according to the forecast.

The Bainbridge Shoreline Stewardship Program has released an alert warning of possible storm damage from a combination of high waves and tides. The alert said waves of four to six feet could coincide with high tides of more than 12 feet. The conditions can cause coastal erosion and sweep away unsecured structures.

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