KSStorm.Info Briefing: March 3, 2022

A weak cold front makes high temperature forecast challenging today. It'll be windy tomorrow and Saturday with very high to extreme grassland fire danger.
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Every once in a while, you get skunked. Today is an example, as model forecasts had not dealt well with a weak cold front that will push into Kansas today. Locations north of US-50 or K-96 may see their high before noon, and areas of central and south central Kansas that were expecting to break records will now top in the upper 60’s instead.

The next weather maker comes ashore in California later today, and its approach will lead to development of a lee-side low in southeast Colorado tomorrow. That will enhance wind speeds, which will be genearally from the south gusting to 35mph. Even windier Saturday, as a dry line races across the state — we’ll see several hours of increased wind as it passes. Grassland fire danger is very high both days.

There is a chance for a storm or two along the dry line Saturday, mostly east of I-135. The main low scoots by to our south Sunday, shunting the bulk of the moisture into Arkansas and leaving us with sprinkles changing to flurries or light snow. The chill will only be with us a day — the first half of next week looks seasonal (upper 450’s to mid 50’s) and dry.

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