I’ve attached the Situation Reports produced by each NWS office that covers Kansas. Fire concerns are relevant until the late-weekend system wets down the range. However, humidity will be on the increase starting Saturday afternoon, and as it does fire risks will decrease somewhat.
NWS Dodge City — Elevated to Near-Critical Fire Risk Today
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