Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
516 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

Sunshine and southerly winds of 15 to 30 mph, with gusts of 35 to
45 mph, allowed for much warmer than normal temperatures across
Kansas Thursday. Late afternoon temperatures were in the middle
70s to lower 80s.

A low pressure system over eastern Colorado will strengthen as it
moves eastward across northern Kansas later tonight through
Friday. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be
possible late tonight into Friday, mainly in Nebraska, Iowa, far
northern Kansas, and Missouri. Strong and gusty west to
northwesterly winds are expected as the low pressure system moves
through on Friday, from western and southern portions of Kansas
into Oklahoma. A High Wind Watch is in effect for Friday for
western Kansas, where gusts of 50 to 60 mph are possible in the
afternoon. Gusts of 35 to 45 mph are projected in southeast Kansas
and Oklahoma. Critical wildfire potential will exist in much of
southern Kansas and Oklahoma.

Lows tonight will range from the upper 30s and 40s in Nebraska and
northwest Kansas, to the lower to middle 50s in southeast Kansas
and Oklahoma. Highs Friday will range from the 40s and 50s in
Nebraska, Iowa, and far northwest Kansas, to 75 to 80 degrees in
southeast Kansas and much of Oklahoma.

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