Wind advisory in effect today

A wind advisory is in effect today in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)
An area to the east of Wyandotte County is most at risk for severe thunderstorms on Saturday evening. (National Weather Service graphic)

Wyandotte County is under a wind advisory from 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, until 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service said winds could gust as high as 41 mph today. The weather service advised residents to secure any objects that are outdoors and to be careful when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.

Today, the high will be near 72 with a southeast wind of 8 to 13 mph becoming southwest 19 to 29 in the morning, the weather service said. Winds may gust as high as 41 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly cloudy, then becoming mostly clear, with a low of 44, according to the weather service. A west wind of 15 to 22 mph will gust as high as 39 mph.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 64 and a west wind of 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 41 and a west wind around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 69 and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Monday night, there is a 70 percent chance of showers mainly after 1 a.m., with a low of 46, according to the weather service. About a quarter to a half-inch of rain is possible.

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible tonight

There is a slight chance of severe thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday in Wyandotte County and the area, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late tonight through early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms are possible after 7 p.m. tonight, and are most likely from 9 p.m. to midnight.

With this storm, quarter to half-dollar size hail is possible, and winds could be 45 to 60 mph in places. There also is a low threat of an isolated tornado, the weather service said.

Localized heavy rain may lead to flash flooding in some areas, according to the weather service.

Today, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m., the weather service said. Some of the storms could be severe. The high will be near 70 with a northeast wind of 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Less than a tenth of an inch is possible.

Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 p.m., according to the weather service. Some of the storms may be severe. The low will be around 59. A calm wind will become southeast around 6 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter-inch are possible.

Saturday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with a high near 70, the weather service said. It will be breezy, with a south wind of 8 to 13 mph becoming southwest 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 36 mph.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 44 and a west wind of 13 to 18 mph, gusting as high as 34 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 64 and a west wind of 10 to 13 mph, gusting as high as 23 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 41, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67, the weather service said.

Monday night, there is a 70 percent chance of showers, with a low of 47, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m., with a high near 60, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 42, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 42, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 60, the weather service said.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect from 10:30 p.m. March 26 through 5 a.m. March 27, according to the National Weather Service.

At 10:40 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Vinland or Baldwin City, Kansas, moving northeast at 50 mph, the weather service said.

Nickel-size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm, the weather service said.

Southern Wyandotte County, Edwardsville, and Kansas City, Kansas, may be in the path of the storm.

Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning is occurring with this storm, according to the weather service. Lightning may strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Residents are advised to seek shelter inside a building or vehicle, the weather service said.

Most of the storm appears to be south of I-70, according to a radar map.