Wind gusts up to 60 mph expected in Lawrence area
photo by: National Weather Service in Topeka
Winds over northeast Kansas will strengthen as rain showers weaken Wednesday and Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a high wind warning for Douglas County until 7 a.m. Thursday, and a wind advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.
Southeast winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 45 mph, will shift to the south Wednesday afternoon and increase to 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. Strong south winds of 20 to 30 mph will continue into the overnight hours, with gusts of 55 mph decreasing to around 40 mph after midnight, the weather service said.
Rain showers Wednesday morning are expected to give way to partly sunny conditions and highs in the 60s Wednesday afternoon, with partly cloudy skies and lows in the 40s Wednesday evening.
Thursday is expected to remain windy, with west winds of 25 to 30 mph shifting to the northwest and decreasing slightly in the evening. Temperatures will stay in the 40s before dropping into the 20s Thursday night.