The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a wind advisory for eastern Kansas today.
According to the advisory, southerly winds of 25 to 35 mph will develop during the morning and continue through the afternoon. Gusts are expected to reach 45 mph.
Winds will begin to weaken in the evening, but the advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Sustained winds of about 20 mph are expected to continue after midnight.
The advisory suggests securing outdoor holiday decor, lawn furniture and other items. The National Weather Service is also urging caution to those who are traveling on the highway during the day.