Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
438 AM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

Cloud cover has slowly increased across the region overnight,
which has kept low temperatures above normal for the time of
year. Lows have ranged from the low 40s to mid 50s across most of
the region, with portions of Oklahoma holding temperatures in the
upper 50s. Winds have been fairly light out of the east-southeast
across the central and southern Plains.

It is going to be another unseasonably warm day today across mid-
America with expected highs in the 80s and even low 90s in
western Kansas, western Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle. The
rest of the region will see a wider range of temperatures with
highs ranging from upper 40s in Iowa and northern Nebraska to the
mid 70s across eastern Kansas and Oklahoma. A combination of warm
temperatures, low relative humidity, and gusty winds in eastern
Colorado, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, and northern Texas
will result in high fire danger, thus prompting a red flag warning
in these areas. In addition, northern portions of the region will
likely see some developing showers and thunderstorms later in the
day and into the evening. A few of these storms could be strong
or possibly severe in portions of Nebraska, northern Kansas, and
far northwestern Missouri.

Tonight, showers and storms are expected to begin moving eastward
into Iowa and Missouri before exiting the region early Saturday.
Expect lows to be cooler overnight Friday night.


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