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Expect to see flags whipping in the wind Tuesday. Northwest winds at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are in the forecast. Temperatures also are expected to drop to 26 degrees by 10 a.m.

Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | Hold onto your hats since much of Siouxland will be under a wind advisory until 7 p.m. Monday.

According to Andrew Kalin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, a wind advisory is put into effect whenever winds of 25-35 mph and gusts as high as 50 mph are in the forecast.

"Monday's weather calls for sunny skies and a high in the low 60s; however, heavy winds from the north will keeps things feeling cool this afternoon," he said. "If you have outdoor objects, be advised to secure them because of the wind."

The rest of the week will also be quite breezy.

Monday night's windy conditions will cause the overnight low to plummet into the upper 30s. 

A north/northwest wind of 20-25 mph will also keep Tuesday's daytime high to an unseasonably cool 54.

However, a westerly wind of 5-10 mph will warm things up on Wednesday. The expected high will be near 70.

This warming trend is just temporary. A cold front will keep temps cool by the end of the work week.

Thursday's high will be in the mid-50's while Friday's high is unlikely to get warmer than 41.

"The normal high for Sioux City is around 60 degrees," Kalin said. "This week, we will have days that will be at least 15-20 degrees below normal."

"The end of the week will definitely feel like autumn for people living in Siouxand," he added.

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