Warm and Windy to Wrap up the Week
As a sharp, deep lee-side surface trough of low pressure moves toward the Kansas border from the Colorado Rockies, the south winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph after sunrise, then become even stronger by noon. South winds will howl at 25 to 35 mph this afternoon. Relative humidities will fall to below 15 percent this afternoon west of a line from Lakin to Moscow. A Red Flag warning is posted there from 2 pm to 9 pm CDT. The fire danger will be elevated and outdoor burning is not recommended. Shower and thunderstorm chances begin Sunday morning, peak on Monday night, but continue through Wednesday.
Friday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a south wind 8 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 29 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Windy, with a south wind 17 to 25 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 14 to 23 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.