Extreme fire danger warnings are in effect for today and Tuesday as strong southerly winds and dry conditions are creating favorable conditions for wild fire, especially across central western Kansas.
A Red Flag Warning is in place from Noon to 7 P.M. Wind gusts from to 40-50 m.p.h. will be possible. Gusty winds this morning have pushed clouds into central Kansas. Sunny skies will dominate the west, while cloudy to mostly cloudy skies hang around for central Kansas.
A grass fire burned about 1,000 acres of ground near Junction City over the weekend.
Highs today will reach the 60s and near 70 in our part of the state. There is a slight chance of showers this afternoon, with better chances of showers and even a few thunderstorms tonight as a cold front moves through the region.
The cold front will move through the state tonight and may trigger additional showers and storms. A few storms may be strong, however severe weather is not expected at this time. Precipitation amounts will remain less than 0.25″. Which will not do much in the current dry conditions to stave of fire danger.
A High Wind Watch is in place across North Central Kansas for Monday as wind gusts may even approach 60 m.p.h. This will create blowing dust at times, and fire danger will be extremely high statewide.