Heavy rainfall & powerful winds Wednesday

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that another wave of heavy rainfall is expected to pass across Kansas into early Wednesday. Some thunderstorms are expected, but severe weather is not. Much of the area will also have a significant threat of strong winds Wednesday.

Look for look temperatures to not drop off overnight and stay in the upper 40s and 50s. The rain will push on to the northeast by Wednesday afternoon and the wind will crank up. Some gusts of 55-60 mph look likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s for most of the state.

The wind will switch to the northwest into Thursday and still be very strong. Gusts of 50 mph + will be likely Thursday afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. A few sprinkles or flurries are on the way in the afternoon too. Highs will be in the 40s.

Most of Kansas won't get a break from the wind until the weekend.

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