Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
430 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Gusty winds did not hold anything back this afternoon with sustained
winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts of 55 to 60 mph. Temperatures were
in the mid 60s to mid 70s for most of the eastern half of Kansas.
Dry conditions across the area have created elevated fire weather
concerns for the entire state.

A low pressure system is moving across the Plains and will continue
on its eastward track this evening. Gusty winds associated with this
system and mixing from the winds in the upper levels are going to
diminish tonight to speeds of 5 to 15 mph. They will transition to
the north as the cold front associated with this system heads
southeast. There is precipitation in the form of a wintry mix
across Nebraska and Iowa continuing this evening and tonight. Low
temperatures are forecast to decrease to the 20s in most of the High
Plains and the 30s for the rest of Kansas into northern Missouri.
Oklahoma into the Ozarks will only fall to the lower 40s.

Cooler air behind the system is going to be in place for Saturday. A
range of temperatures is expected for the Central Plains. Highs
around 40 degrees are anticipated for eastern Nebraska and northern
Missouri. Further south in the Panhandles much of Kansas will be in
the low to mid 60s. Winds are definitely going to be a stark
contrast from today with speeds under 10 mph.

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