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Windy weatherWindy weather is in store for Wyandotte County today, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
A wind advisory has been issued for Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service.
The county is on the edge of an area where high winds are expected this afternoon.
In effect until 7 p.m., the wind advisory is issued when there is a chance of winds of at least 30 mph, and gusts of up to 45 mph. In Wyandotte County, winds are expected to be 23 to 28 mph this afternoon, with gusts of up to 41 mph.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, the weather service said.
Also, residents should take action to secure trash cans, lawn furniture and other loose outdoor objects.
With temperatures at 48 degrees at 1 p.m. Thursday, the weather service has updated its forecast to show there is a 30 percent chance of rain showers and sleet between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
However, temperatures are expected to be well above freezing this afternoon, with a temperature of 44 predicted at 3 p.m., 38 at 6 p.m. and 30 at 9 p.m., according to the weather service's predictions.
Temperatures are currently dropping and residents should be prepared for colder weather Friday.
Tonight's forecast gives a 20 percent chance of snow and sleet. Temperatures could drop to 19 degrees by 3 a.m., and 17 degrees at 6 a.m. Friday. Friday's high is predicted to be 28.