Grassland Fire Risks Return Monday; Cold, Possibly Wet Thursday

Yet another system will be moving across the Rockies and adjacent western plains Monday. This will lead to increased southwest winds during the afternoon, to the tune of 20 to 30 mph, especially across far southwest Kansas.

An elevated to potentially significant fire weather risk is expected on Monday. Minimum RH values will range from the mid 20 percent range in the Pratt and Hays areas to near 15 percent over the far southwest.

NWS Dodge City Discussion and Situation Report 2020-01-12

Another front passes late Wednesday, bringing a shallow cold layer in behind it and dropping us down into the 20’s for lows and 30’s for highs on Thursday. Models disagree on how far south this cold pool gets, which will effect whether there is precipitation and if so, how much. Either way, by daybreak Friday that system passes.

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