Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1157 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

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1157 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central, South
Central and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Extreme grassland fire danger will be in place today for all of
central and parts of southern Kansas, with very high fire danger
over the remaining areas. See latest red flag warning for
additional details. All outdoor burning is to be avoided in these
areas!

Strong southerly winds will make travel difficult on east to west
oriented highways such as I-70 and Highway 400 this afternoon. You
should be especially alert when driving high-profile vehicles! For
further details, please refer to the Wind Advisory that is in effect
from 9 AM until 6 PM CST.

A few thunderstorms are possible in southeast Kansas late tonight
but should be neither strong nor severe.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Scattered thunderstorms are possible primarily for areas east and
southeast of I-35 Monday afternoon and especially Monday night.
While some small hail and 40 to 50 mph gusts may occur with the
stronger storms, locally heavy rains are likely, especially across
southeast Kansas where a few thunderstorms may continue Tuesday
morning.

There is a chance for light freezing rain in parts of central
Kansas late Monday night and Tuesday morning. There is a chance for
some light snow in southeast Kansas Wednesday afternoon and
Wednesday night but little if any accumulation should result.

The chances for light snow will slowly increase in most areas
Thursday night. For south-central and southeast Kansas, the light
snow may be mixed with light rain.

There is also a slight chance for light snow in parts of central
Kansas Saturday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.

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For a graphical version of this information, see our webpage at:
http://weather.gov/wichita/hwo/

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Lawson



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