Johnson County under high wind warning Wednesday — ‘Power outages are expected’

Forecasters say wind gusts could top 60 miles per hour at times Wednesday in the Kansas City region, leading to down tree branches and widespread power outages. Residents are urged to say indoors as much as possible on Wednesday and to secure loose items and holiday decorations. File image.

Johnson County and the rest of the Kansas City metro is in for a windy Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for much of the region, including Johnson County, starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday and lasting through midnight Wednesday night.