Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
435 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

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435 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This evening

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

Very high fire danger is anticipated from the Flint Hills and areas
east on Monday.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible primarily for areas east and
southeast of I-35 on Monday especially Monday evening and 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 thru
Tuesday.

There is a chance for freezing drizzle in parts of central Kansas
late Monday night and Tuesday morning. A chance of freezing rain
exists in southeast Kansas on Tuesday night. It is possible that
south central and southeast Kansas may see a mix wintry precipitation
including freezing rain, sleet and snow on Wednesday into early Thursday.
Light ice accumulation could occur in the far corner of Labette
County. Otherwise little accumulations are expected for the rest of
the mentioned areas.

Central and some of south central Kansas could get in on the
freezing rain on Thursday night into Friday morning. There is the
potential for a wintry mix in central Kansas again on Friday night
into early Saturday morning. Little if any accumulation is
anticipated at this time.

Stay tuned for updates for updates with this forecast given the
uncertainty in the precipitation types and potential amounts.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated 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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