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Very High Grassland Fire Danger This Afternoon; Colder with a Chance of Rain and Snow Wednesday

Strong and gusty north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 45 mph and lowering humidity levels will result in very high grassland fire danger this afternoon.

A large low pressure system will develop over the central Plains by Wednesday. This system will bring colder air and a chance for rain and snow to central and eastern Kansas.

This Afternoon – Sunny, with a high near 46. Windy, with a north wind 24 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.

Tonight – Clear, with a low around 17. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Monday – Sunny, with a high near 46. West northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Monday Night – Clear, with a low around 23. South wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday – Sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Wednesday – A slight chance of snow before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., then a slight chance of snow after 5 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night – A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Thursday – Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Thursday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.