Very strong northwest and west winds will affect the region today with wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph in central Kansas, and wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph across southern Kansas.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), some damage to power lines, tree limbs, and light weight outdoor items will be possible across central Kansas.
While the high wind warnings for the eastern part of the state have been dropped, Saline, Lincoln, Ellsworth, and McPherson counties remain in a high wind warning until 5 p.m.
Republic, Cloud, and Ottawa counties remain in a high wind warning until 7 p.m.
Mitchell County remains in a high wind warning until 10 p.m.
The good news is that high temperatures are expected to move into the 50s this weekend and stay there for a bit! Here’s the forecast from NWS in Wichita:
A chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 31 mph increasing to 32 to 37 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
A 10-percent chance of rain before 7 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Blustery, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Clear, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm.
Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
A 20-percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
A 20-percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunny, with a high near 58.