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Weather advisory: Strong winds Thursday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a wind advisory for Osage County and east central Kansas, effective 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Winds are expected to become strong through the day Thursday.

Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph will make traveling difficult for high profile vehicles. People are advised to secure trash cans, lawn furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects.

The wind advisory also includes Jefferson, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey and Anderson counties.

Winter weather advisories have been issued for Thursday morning across north central and northeast Kansas, along and north of a line from Abilene to Holton, with 1 to 2 inches of heavy wet snow possible through the morning. Gusting winds could cause blowing snow and poor visibilities. Snowfall should come to an end around noon, but the winds are likely to persist through the afternoon.

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