Strong Wind Gusts, Extreme Grassland Fire Danger Tuesday

Strong northwest winds are expected on Tuesday. Winds of 30 to 40 mph are possible with wind gusts to 45 mph forecast. The strongest winds will be west of Interstate 135.

Strong northwest winds sustained from 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 45 mph will lead to an extreme grassland fire danger across most of central and south central Kansas on Tuesday. It’s very likely Red Flag Warnings will be issued. The forecast should be monitored closely!

  • Tonight – A slight chance of drizzle between midnight and 4 a.m.. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. South wind 15 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
  • Tuesday – Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 48. Windy, with a northwest wind 22 to 27 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph.
  • Tuesday Night – Clear, with a low around 18. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 21 to 26 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.
  • Wednesday – Sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
  • Wednesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
  • Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
  • Thursday Night – A slight chance of rain after 1 a.m., mixing with snow after 5 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday – A chance of snow before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 11 a.m. and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday Night – A slight chance of rain before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow between 11 p.m. and midnight, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday – A slight chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Sunday – A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
  • Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
  • Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Updated: April 2, 2018 — 5:18 pm




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