Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says the wind and warm weather will continue through the end of the week, keeping the concerns for high fire danger elevated.
Tonight, it will stay windy, with gusts around 30-35 mph possible. It will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with lows ranging from the upper 20s to the low 40s.
Tomorrow, a cold front will begin to move into northwestern Kansas in the morning. This will push to the southeast, into central Kansas by lunch time. In the evening, as the front moves into south central and southeastern Kansas, the chance for showers will be possible. That won’t last long, ending overnight as the cold front exits the state to the east. Most of the state will stay dry.
The wind will continue tomorrow with this front. With gusts back up between 30-40 mph, any fires that do occur will spread quickly. Wind will be in from the southwest ahead of the front, in from the northwest behind it.
Wind will start to back off on Saturday and it will get a little cooler. We’ll only drop a few degrees, staying in the low 50s.
With wind in from the northeast on Sunday and Monday, highs will range from the 40s to the 50s.
It will get warmer on Tuesday, thanks to wind in from the south. We’ll jump back into the 60s by then.
Our next cold front will move into northwestern Kansas Wednesday morning, pushing to the southeast throughout the day. Rain showers will be possible in the northwest in the afternoon, becoming snow showers in the evening.
Most of the state will miss this chance for rain and snow, but we will get cooler, dropping back into the 50s on Wednesday, the 40s on Thursday.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clear to mostly clear, breezy, mild. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. Low: 41.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, breezy. Wind: S/SW 15-25; gusty. High: 64.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: NW 10-15. Low: 31.
Sat: High: 55 Sunny.
Sun: High: 52 Low: 26 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 45 Low: 22 Sunny.
Tue: High: 60 Low: 26 Mostly sunny, windy.
Wed: High: 54 Low: 40 Windy, colder, rain/snow possible late.
Thu: High: 39 Low: 27 Becoming partly cloudy, colder.