While severe thunderstorms are likely to form well to the south and east of Kansas City on Wednesday, strong, clear-air wind gusts are taking aim.
West to northwest wind gusts topping 50 mph are possible in the Kansas City area from late Wednesday into Thursday as a strong storm gets the atmosphere spinning over the north-central U.S.
It will be a little more than a bad hair day as the gusts can be strong enough to knock down some tree limbs, shake power lines and make for tricky handling on the highways.
Keep an eye out for flying trash cans, recycling bins and other airborne items.
The windy weather will be associated with a push of much cooler air that will trim temperatures by 20 degrees later Wednesday and Thursday, compared to highs Tuesday.
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