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Chilly weather arrives; tonight’s low to be 20

Cold winter weather is finally here, with temperatures expected to drop to 20 tonight in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Dry, chilly conditions will last through at least Saturday, and winds should remain light enough to prevent fire danger, according to the weather service.

At 8 a.m. today, the temperature was 34 degrees with a wind chill reading of 29.

Today’s high will be near 44 with mostly sunny skies and a west wind of 8 to 15 mph, gusting to as high as 22 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy with a low near 20, and a north northwest wind of 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, expect sunny skies and a high of 31, with a north northwest wind of 6 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be about 20, with a southwest wind of 3 to 5 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 42, and a southwest wind of 5 to 8 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 25 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, the high will be near 41 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 26 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, the high will be near 51 with mostly clear skies, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be 34 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 50 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Monday night, the low will be around 30 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, a 40 percent chance of rain and snow is in the forecast, the weather service said.

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Very high fire danger this afternoon, forecasters say

There will be a very high fire danger this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. “MDT” in this graphic stands for “Moderate.” (National Weather Service graphic)


Strong west winds will be the driving factor behind very high fire danger this afternoon, and will be exacerbated by low humidity and very low fuel moisture, according to the National Weather Service.

Little to no rainfall was received in the region on Monday. There is no rain in today’s forecast.

Outdoor burning should be avoided at all costs, and care should be taken with open flames and the disposal of cigarettes, according to the weather service.

Windy conditions will redevelop this morning, reaching maximum gusts of 30 to 40 mph during the late morning and early afternoon, the weather service said. Wind direction will vary from west to northwest.

Humidity will drop quickly today, reaching its lowest values in the 20 to 30 percent range by mid-afternoon, according to the weather service. The period of time when the strongest winds and lowest humidity will coincide stretches from noon through approximately 5 p.m.

Today’s high will be near 45, with sunny skies, the weather service said. A west wind of 10 to 15 mph will increase to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon, gusting as high as 31 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 31, according to the weather service, and a west southwest wind of 7 to 13 mph.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 45 and a west northwest wind of 8 to 11 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 22 with a northwest wind of 6 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, the high will be near 32 with mostly sunny skies and a north northwest wind of 7 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 21, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 40, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 22, according to the weather service.

Saturday, the high will be near 38 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 27 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, the high will be near 51 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be about 31, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 48 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Windy conditions could develop today. (National Weather Service graphic)


Humidity will drop quickly today, reaching its lowest values by mid-afternoon. (National Weather Service graphic)

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Storms possible this afternoon; fire weather concerns, also

A cold front will move through the area this afternoon, bringing the possibility of showers and storms, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

A cold front will move through the area today bringing a chance for showers and a few storms, mainly east of I-35, according to the National Weather Service.

No severe weather is expected with this activity, the weather service said.

High fire danger is expected behind the front this afternoon as winds increase from the northwest and humidity values drop, according to the weather service.

Very high fire danger with strong northwesterly winds is expected Tuesday, the weather service said. Outdoor burning should be postponed as the strong winds could quickly spread any fire, according to forecasters.

The factors leading to high fire danger this afternoon include increasing winds and dropping humidity values behind a cold front, the weather service said.

Very high fire danger on Tuesday afternoon will be caused by strong west to northwest winds and low humidity values, according to the weather service.

Today, patchy showers are possible in Wyandotte County before 2 p.m., then a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., the weather service said. It will be cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clearing, with a high of 69. The south wind of 17 to 22 mph will become west northwest in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 31 mph today.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 29, according to the weather service. A northwest wind of 17 to 22 mph will decrease to 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Winds may gust as high as 31 mph.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 46, the weather service said. A west wind of 10 to 15 mph will increase to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon, gusting as high as 38 mph.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear with a high of 30, according to the weather service, and a west wind of 6 to 13 mph.

Wednesday, the high will be near 45 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. A northwest wind will be 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 25 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Thursday, expect a high near 36 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 23 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Friday, the high will be near 36 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 22 with partly sunny skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 39, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 49, the weather service said.

Increasing winds and dropping humidity values will lead to a high fire danger in the area Monday afternoon. (National Weather Service graphic)

Strong west to northwest winds and low humidity will lead to a very high fire danger on Tuesday afternoon. (National Weather Service graphic)

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