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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
450 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

A quick moving storm system brought light rain amounts overnight
last night and early this morning to portions of southeast Kansas,
eastern Oklahoma, and western Missouri. Some mixed wintry
precipitation also occurred, particularly in areas surrounding and
just south of the Kansas City metro area. As the system made its
way further east by mid-morning, skies cleared across the region
as high pressure quickly settled in from the northwest. High
temperatures climbed into the low 60s across portions of southern
Kansas and Oklahoma. Winds out of the northwest were breezy at
times with sustained speeds topping out around 25mph with slightly
higher gusts, but overall mostly sunny skies made it a mild
February day for much of central, south central, and southeast
Kansas.

Overnight tonight and into Sunday, a fairly weak upper trough
will begin making its way across the region but a lack of
available moisture will preclude any precipitation chances across
mid-America. Low temperatures tonight are expected to drop into
the low to mid-30s across much of the Plains.

As the trough makes its way across mid-America, winds should
switch to a more southerly direction and begin to pick up
overnight and into the early morning hours on Sunday, continuing
throughout the day. Expect speeds sustained of up to 30 mph by
Sunday afternoon along a line from western Iowa extending through
eastern Nebraska, much of Kansas, and through the panhandles of
Oklahoma and Texas. When combined with even warmer high
temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to mid 70s across much of
the Plains, very high to extreme fire danger will be the major
concern for much of the region on Sunday.

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TAV


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