FOUR STATE AREA – The Four States are under a Wind Advisory until midnight tonight due to wind gusts up to 50 MPH expected through Wednesday. We’ll see a windy, cloudy and warm day as temperatures will rise to the middle 70s this afternoon, likely breaking another record.

By 6 p.m., storms will form along a cold front in parts of Southeast Kansas, and these storms should be near Joplin and the I-44 corridor around 9pm.

Strong winds, heavy downpours and frequent lightning are the main threats, but these storms likely won’t last long once they start in your area. By 2 a.m., all of the Four States will be clear, and temperatures and clouds will decrease into Thursday.

Rain will return Thursday night into Friday morning, and most of us will see on and off showers through Friday. We’ll be dry and cooler by Saturday as we slightly warm into the 50s by the First Day of Winter next Tuesday.