Strong wind expected through Monday night

Cheryl Sanders
December 5, 2017

Freezing temperatures are possible overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.

On average, Topeka's high and low temperatures for December 4 are 45 and 25, respectively, said Audra Hennecke, meteorologist for the weather service office in Topeka. Temperatures should only drop to near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) by late tonight. The strongest wind gusts will be first thing in the morning, although it'll remain windy all day with the south wind shifting to the southwest behind the front.

Today, patchy showers are possible in Wyandotte County before 2 p.m., then a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., the weather service said. A west wind of 10 to 15 mph will increase to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon, gusting as high as 38 mph. Winds this strong can make driving hard, especially for high profile vehicles.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 25.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 50.

Thursday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Friday, the high will be near 36 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Mostly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the upper teens (-7 degrees Celsius).

Saturday Night: Mostly clear - low around 22.

Sunday: Sunny with a high near 60.

Officials said the strong winds can knock down tree branches and lead to localized power outages.

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