High winds could fell trees this afternoon in Charleston

All quiet at Folly Beach this morning, with the mercury around freezing.

Winds have gusted at gale force Wednesday afternoon throughout Charleston County. The National Weather Service is advising the gusts could fell trees and make driving on bridges and overpasses dangerous for high-profile vehicles.

“In the harbor they’re gusting over 30 mph pretty consistently,” said meteorologist Emily Timte, with the service’s Charleston office. Among other reports:

37 mph — Fort Sumter.

36 mph — Charleston International Airport.

34 mph — Sullivan’s Island.

The wind was blowing steadily at 23 mph. The lows Wednesday night are forecast in the mid-20s, with winds at 9 to 15 mph that will make it seem much colder, according to the weather service.

Looking ahead:

Thursday: Sunny, highs near 50, lows in the upper 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 50s, lows in the upper 30s.

Saturday: Sunny, highs in the low 50s, lows in the lower 20s.

Sunday: Sunny, highs in the low 40s, lows in the lower 30s.