Mostly sunny skies and unseasonal high temperatures in the 60s today and Friday in the Omaha area will be accompanied by strong winds.

Highs in the Omaha area are to reach the mid-60s today and Friday, forecasters said, but south and southwest winds today, tonight and Friday could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday will remain warm, with a high near 60 under sunny skies, the National Weather Service office in Valley said.

Sunday’s high will drop about 10 degrees, to 51, forecasters said, and highs Monday through Wednesday in the Omaha area are expected to be in the mid-40s.

Elsewhere, the weather service office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, issued a high wind watch through Friday morning for north-central Nebraska and south-central and parts of southeast South Dakota due to expected west winds near 55 mph.

Also, the weather service office in Topeka, Kansas, issued a red flag warning until 7 p.m. for northeast Kansas, saying outdoor burning was banned and any fires could spread very quickly due to 55 mph winds, low humidity and warm conditions.

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