*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE AREA FROM NOON UNTIL 6PM
We’re tracking much warmer weather today with breezy south winds dominating our Wednesday forecast. Dry, breezy and warm weather doesn’t bode well for early season burning. Take caution and pay attention to the fire weather risks, again today. Expect south winds to gust over 30mph at times.
Partly/mostly sunny skies will eventually give way to rain chances as early as this evening. We’re tracking a quick-moving cold front that will spark a few rain showers as it passes through Northeast Kansas tonight. Our northwest counties could see a few raindrops as early as 6 or 7pm. A few light, isolated showers could last into the pre-dawn hours of Thursday – otherwise, drier skies will be moving in with cooler northerly winds tomorrow. Daytime temperatures will fall back into the 40s for Thursday, squeaking out highs in the lower/middle 50s with gradually improving sky conditions.
Bountiful blue skies make their valiant return on Friday and last through a large chunk of the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will joyfully warm under the early March sunshine, too. In fact, we’re tracking highs in the middle/upper 60s starting on Friday and lasting through (at least) the middle of next week. Speaking of – better chances for daily rain showers show up early next week, as we track our first spring-like system of 2016. Stay tuned.
Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert