Wind advisory for much of Monday

06/24/2013 7:20 AM

06/24/2013 7:49 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday for 14 counties in southern and central Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Winds are expected to increase to between 30 and 40 miles an hour this afternoon, with even stronger winds likely in central Kansas.

“Driving will be difficult on east-west oriented highways, most notably I-70 and Highway 400,” a statement issued by the weather service reads.

Counties included in the advisory are Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Reno, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper and Sumner.

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