Strong Winds, Chance of Storms This Afternoon through Tonight

Strong winds are expected to develop this afternoon across portions of central and south central Kansas and continue tonight, while also spreading across southeast Kansas. The strongest gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected west of the Kansas turnpike. High Wind Warnings are in effect through Wednesday morning. More information on these warnings can be found by clicking here.

There is a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon as well, some of which could be severe across portions of central and southeast Kansas. However, a better chance for showers and a few thunderstorms will occur across central Kansas this evening and tonight.

This Afternoon – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tonight – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to 31 to 36 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday – A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a northwest wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday Night – Clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind 12 to 17 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

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