The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill is fairly confident that Wednesday is going to be windy, as they have issued a High Wind Warning. Temperatures are going to be far above normal on Wednesday as well as the forecast high is predicted to be 73 degrees, which will be some 30 to 35 degrees above normal.
The High Wind Warning will be in effect from 9 am on Wednesday to Midnight Wednesday evening. Counties included in the High Wind Watch are Mercer, Grundy, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Nodaway, Worth, Gentry, Harrison, Holt, Andrew. DeKalb, Daviess, Platte, Clay, Ray Jackson, and Cass counties.
Winds will generally become Southerly at 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 65 mph possible in the watch area.
Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for those driving high-profile vehicles such as 18-wheel tractor-trailer rigs and recreational vehicles. At home, be sure to secure outdoor trash cans, deck furniture, and anything else the wind can pick up and blow away.
The forecast as of Tuesday evening, December 14, 2021, is as follows:
- Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
- Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Windy, with a south wind of 16 to 21 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph.
- Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 36. Windy, with a south wind of 23 to 33 mph becoming west-northwest at 11 to 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
- Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.