CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for most of Northeast Ohio beginning late Saturday night.

The following counties will be under the alert from 10 p.m. Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday:

  • Ashland
  • Erie
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Richland

These areas will be affected from midnight through 6 a.m. Sunday:

  • Ashtabula (inland)
  • Erie (southern portion)
  • Geauga
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Trumbull
  • Wayne

Finally, these counties will be under the warning from midnight through 9 a.m. Sunday:

  • Ashtabula (lakeshore)
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie (northern portion)
  • Lake

According to 3News Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling, winds gradually increased out of the south late Friday night with gusts of 20 to 30 mph likely. The winds will then ease Saturday afternoon before increasing again Saturday night as the winds turn to the southwest. 

Gusts could approach 60 mph at times late Saturday night, especially for those living closest to Lake Erie.

Some people may lose power, tree limbs may fall and lose objects may blow, around according to the National Weather Service at Hopkins Airport.

Northeast Ohio will also see periods of heavy rain, especially Saturday evening with a cold front that will drop temperatures rapidly as it moves across the area.

Stay with 3News for the latest updates on-air and on-line. Michael Estime had this update Friday evening: