Forecasters predicted Topeka temperatures would rise to near 68 degrees by noon then fall over the rest of Monday, with cloudy skies being present through mid-morning before a gradual clearing takes place. North wind 6 to 10 miles per hour.
Thursday: Mostly sunny - high near 35. The strongest wind gusts will be first thing in the morning, although it'll remain windy all day with the south wind shifting to the southwest behind the front.
A wind advisory for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties is scheduled from 3 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Tuesday. West wind around 6 miles per hour.
Tuesday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 25.
The wind will back down tonight although it'll be breezy with northwest winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Despite the high winds, temperatures are supposed to reach into the low- to mid-60s, reaching close to record levels for Chicago.
Conditions will stay mostly cloudy for the day, with rain showers likely at times.
Friday Night: 20 percent chance of snow before midnight, mostly cloudy - low around 21.
On Saturday, the NWS is predicting a high of 41.
Mostly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the upper teens (-7 degrees Celsius).
Later this evening and overnight these strong winds will shift to the west. Watch for limbs breaking of trees, flying debris and Christmas decorations coming loose.