WICHITA – The National Weather Service says that gusty south winds ushered in by a strong cold front are making the area ripe for grassfires this week. In a Hazardous Weather Outlook released Tuesday morning, meteorologists said the previously dry conditions could create problems for farmers.
Beyond the windy conditions, a possible wintry mix is expected later in the week.
“A storm system and strong cold front will impact the area Wednesday night and Thursday. There is a chance for a light accumulation of snow which could affect travel across central Kansas especially along and north of I-70.” the Forecasters said. “Otherwise, strong north winds and much colder air will overspread the area on Thursday with a chance for light snow or flurries across much of the area. Sub-zero wind chills are expected periodically from Thursday night through the weekend.”
Forecasters note that there is a slight chance for light snow or flurries across the area on Monday into Monday night. Little if any snow accumulation is expected.