Our brief spring preview peaks today, with the nicest day for Kansas since mid-December. It will be a great day for a carwash and with lots of sunshine border-to-border, highs will range from the upper 60s to the mid 70s. Fire danger will be a concern from parts of Southwest into Central Kansas where the ground is not as wet as other parts of the state, temperatures will be higher, and relative humidities lower. West winds will range from 10-20 mph across the state.
A cold front moves through the state tonight, switching the winds from west to north. There could be a two to three-hour period of gusty winds behind the front, with gusts up to 30 mph possible. There will also be an increase in clouds, but skies should remain partly cloudy.
Wednesday looks partly to mostly sunny across Kansas and quite a bit cooler. Temps will be 15-25 degrees cooler from Tuesday’s highs, with readings ranging from 45-52 degrees.
As for our next chances for rain, the workweek looks to be mostly dry, but there is a small chance Friday as an upper-level disturbance moves by to our south. Rain chances will increase by late Saturday, as the window for a more active pattern opens up for the first ten days of March.
More about that as the week goes on. In the meantime, enjoy today!
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