The work week opens with a warm, windy day, forecasters say, with showers moving into the area tonight.
Highs could touch 80 today in Wichita under mostly sunny skies. South winds will intensify from the teens to more than 30 miles an hour, with gusts topping 40 mph, forecasters say.
A wind advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today for 16 counties in south-central and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area. The strongest winds, blowing steadily at more than 30 miles an hour, will be along and east of I-35.
“Driving will be difficult on highways such as I-35 and U.S. 400,” a statement issued by the National Weather Service reports.
Winds will remain gusty overnight, when lows are expected to fall into the mid-40s. Skies should clear early Tuesday, forecasters say, but the cold front bringing the showers will drop highs over the next couple of days into the upper 60s.
For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.