After a brief chance for light rain in central and eastern Kansas early today and a slight chance for showers or a bit of freezing rain in far northern areas Tuesday, elevated grassland fire risks are possible Wednesday afternoon along and west of the Colorado Kansas border. The rest of the state should see improved fire weather with lower wind and temperatures than over the weekend.
Precipitation chances return late week as an upper level system pushes ashore off the Pacific and moves further east into the Desert Southwest, setting up an increasingly difluent southwest flow aloft across the Western High Plains. Early indications are that, although northern Kansas could see some wintry precipitation, south central and southeast Kansas will receive rain. Just where the rain/winter precipitation line falls is still a mater of some model disagreement, which is to be expected four days out. Rainfall totals for the week aren’t looking bad, with a lot of places currently forecast to see half an inch to an inch of moisture this week.
Temperatures look to be seasonal most of the week, warming toward the weekend.