The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 pm Thursday to 4 am Saturday.
Winds of twenty-five to thirty-five mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph.
Additionally, a High Wind Warning has been issued for the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, from Thursday 7 pm through Saturday 4 am.
Winds of forty to fifty mph are expected with gusts ranging from fifty to one hundred mph.
Locations include all along the ridge tops and below passes as well local ski resorts, the Merced River Canyon and the Yosemite Valley.