Storm Dudley will sweep in later today bringing gales of up to 90mph in some places.
The forecast suggests locally the gusts will reach up to 55mph.
With the arrival of Dudley, a yellow warning for wind is in place from 3pm today (Wednesday) until 6am on Thursday.
During this time, the Met Office expects “very strong winds and a risk of disruption”, which could affect transport networks, see fallen trees, damage to properties and potential power cuts.
Most of Fife – with the exception of the south west – lies outwith an amber warning which is in place across the central belt from 4pm until midnight.
ScotRail has already announced that all of its rail services in the central belt will cease at 4pm this afternoon as the amber warning comes into place.
A second storm, Storm Eunice, is expected to cause further disruption in some parts of Scotland on Friday, however the Kingdom is currently outwith the yellow wind warning area.