Nice weather, a bit windy, in today’s forecast

Today’s temperatures will reach a high of 65 as a weak cold front pushes through the area in the afternoon.

The same dry conditions and low humidity that caused Thursday’s red flag warning are still a concern to the National Weather Service, which is cautioning residents against any outdoor burning today.

Winds will be 13 to 15 mph, gusting to 21 mph today.

Tonight’s low will be around 40 degrees. The weather tonight is mostly clear.

Rain and snow are possible over the weekend, starting Saturday night, according to the weather service.

Saturday will be sunny with a high temperature of 71.

Saturday night, there is a chance of rain after 7 p.m., mixing with snow after 1 a.m. Thunder is also possible. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Winds may gust up to 26 mph.

On Sunday, there is a chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of snow. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Winds may gust up to 29 mph.

Sunday night’s forecast is a slight (20 percent) chance of snow before 7 p.m. The low will be around 26 degrees.

Monday’s weather is back to mostly sunny skies, with a high of 54.

A 20 percent chance of rain is in Tuesday’s forecast, and Tuesday night, there is a 20 percent chance of rain and snow.

On Wednesday, the 20 percent chance of rain and snow continues, with a high near 51.

Thursday’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

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Warm, windy weather: Red flag warning for fire danger today

Red Flag Warning: Avoid outdoor burning this afternoon (National Weather Service graphic)

Wyandotte County will be under a red flag warning from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 13, according to the National Weather Service.

The red flag warning means there is extreme fire danger this afternoon for eastern Kansas and western Missouri, according to the weather service.

Today’s high will be 70 degrees, and sunny skies are forecast.

The higher temperatures and breezy winds will raise fire weather concerns through the afternoon, according to the weather service.

Low humidity, winds, dry conditions and temperatures present a danger of fire, where little sparks could carry a flame easily, the weather service said.

The weather service said all outdoor burning should be avoided.

Once the sun goes down, the fire danger threat should diminish significantly, the weather service said.

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Weather to be cooler Wednesday, Thursday to warm up

Sunny skies greeted motorists on I-70 on Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Kan. (KC Scout photo)

Temperatures will be cooler Wednesday, with a high of 48 predicted.

At 8 a.m., temperatures in Wyandotte County were 33 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday, temperatures will warm up a little to 66 degrees.

Friday will be sunny and warm, at 62.

Saturday, skies will be sunny and the high will be 61.

But it’s not time yet to plant any garden seeds or plants that are sensitive to the weather.

On Saturday night and Sunday, there is a slight chance of rain or snow, with temperatures Saturday night hovering just above freezing.

For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.

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