Monday's Neighborhood Stormwatch Forecast: A sunny and windy start to the week

Parts of the FOX 46 viewing area are waking up to dangerously strong wind gusts Monday morning.

Avery, Ash and Watauga Counties as well as the northwestern portions of Burke and Caldwell Counties are under a high wind warning until noon.

Be prepared for sustained winds of 30-40 mph with gusts of 60-70 mph. Minor property damage as well as downed trees and power lines are possible.

High profile vehicles will have difficulty traveling if caught in a cross-wind.

The wind will slowly diminish this afternoon and become calm by this evening.