A cold front will move through Iowa today ushering in cooler temperatures and gusty northwest winds. Peak wind gusts may reach 40 to 45-mph during the afternoon. In addition, another round of strong winds is likely after midnight tonight into Tuesday for a large portion of central Iowa. Additional wind headlines will likely be needed during this time period.
A wind advisory remains in effect from 1pm this afternoon to 7pm this evening. Winds will become northwest and quite gusty by
midday, continuing through sunset. Northwest winds will reach sustained speeds of 25 to 35-mph with peak gusts of 40 to 45-mph.
Strong northwest winds may affect high profile vehicles, blow trash cans and other loose objects and break small branches. These strong winds may also cause difficulty controlling fires with fields being harvested especially susceptible.