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Warm and very windy for Wichita today

Wichita will see plenty of sunshine and wind today, with highs in the 80s and gusts surging past 40 miles an hour, forecasters say.

A wind advisory covering more than 60 counties in Kansas – including all 26 in the Wichita branch’s coverage area – will be in effect for most of today. The advisory for the Wichita area extends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winds will blow steadily in the mid-20s and mid-30s, with gusts topping 45 miles an hour.

Strong thunderstorms are possible east of the Flint Hills today, forecasters say, but Wichita should stay dry. A cold front pushing through the area late today will bring much cooler temperatures to the region Wednesday, with highs only in the upper 50s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.