The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning Wednesday night and early Thursday morning for multiple area counties and cities. They includeClay-Riley-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Douglas-Lyon- Osage-Franklin-Coffey and Anderson, including the cities of Clay Center, Manhattan, Abilene, Herington, Junction City, Council Grove, Alma, Eskridge, Maple Hill, Alta Vista, McFarland, Harveyville, Paxico, Topeka, Lawrence, Emporia, Osage City, Carbondale, Lyndon, Burlingame, Overbrook, Ottawa, Burlington, Lebo, and Garnett
HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY… …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY… * TIMING…Very strong southeast to south winds will continue into early this evening. A brief break from the strong winds may occur late Wednesday evening. Winds are forecast to strengthen once again later tonight while becoming west to northwest, with strong winds continuing into Thursday. * Winds…Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph with occasional gusts to 60 mph are expected into early this evening. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts to 50 mph are expected late tonight into Thursday.
* IMPACTS…Driving will be hazardous especially for those traveling in high profile vehicles. Winds this strong may cause structural and property damage especially to roofs. Be sure to secure all outdoor property.