*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT, AREA-WIDE THROUGH 9PM.
We’re tracking much warmer weather as we start the first week of spring. Yes, spring is finally here and you can expect much warmer weather…at least for the time being. Breezy south winds will help us warm-up, but also contribute to dangerous fire conditions. All of Northeast Kansas in under a FIRE WEATHER WARNING through 9pm tonight. Even the smallest fires can get out of control rather quickly – it’s not a good idea to burn anything outdoors over the next 48 hours. Yes, windy weather will continue overnight and tomorrow. South winds will gust over 40mph at times, during this stretch of time. Tie your hair back and hold onto your hats!
We’re tracking even warmer weather tomorrow. High temperatures will soar into the lower 80s! What a difference a few days make. You’ll recall a rather cloudy and chilly weekend, as we flipped the calendar into spring. This week will be a far cry from that. Temperatures will stay well above average through the middle of the week. However, temperatures will fall into the 30s by Thursday morning with the chance for some rain. The second half of this week will be cooler with temperatures around average, heading into the Easter Weekend. For some context, a high temperature around 60° is right where we should be for this time of the year.
Our next BEST chance for precipitation will move through as early as Wednesday evening. However, widespread rain will not be likely until Saturday (the day before Easter). At this point, Easter Sunday looks dry with temperatures a bit chilly. There’s still plenty of time to fine tune the forecast as the holiday weekend gets closer, but you might want to plan on bundling up for morning services as temperatures will likely be in the 30s Easter morning. Stay tuned.
Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert