The National Weather Service says record high temperatures Wednesday will be followed by high winds overnight as a storm moves through the area.

The forecast says we’re likely to see downed trees and power lines as a result of the storm and that widespread power outages are possible.

The worst of the winds — which could reach 60 miles per hour — are expected between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday.

The weather service suggests that residents should secure outdoor holiday decorations and lighter outdoor furniture that might be blown around by the storm.

Update 2:30 p.m.: The City of Evanston Wednesday afternoon published an infographic regarding how to report storm-related issues.

It says to dial 911 to report downed power lines or any issue that represents an immediate threat to life or safety.

Call 311 for other issues between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. or submit a service request online.

Check ComEd’s Outage Map for power outages and report outages online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.