Turning up the wind

With an exception of the gusty southerly winds, Thursday was another nice day across the region.  Temperatures started out in the mid-30s and warmed into the mid-60s over all of west central Missouri.

Expect more of the same on your Friday. Temperatures will move into the upper 50s, and we might see a few lower 60s sprinkled across the area.  One area of concern for Friday is the gusty south winds and the extremely dry conditions across the area.

The warm temperatures, low humidity levels and gusty winds are providing conditions for an elevated fire risk across western Missouri and eastern Kansas.  The humidity level will be higher than on Thursday, but any unnecessary outdoor burning should be avoided.

We’ll see increasing clouds and an overnight rain chance leading into the weekend.  Not much confidence in any significant rainfall amounts, as most models are showing a hundredth to a tenth of inch of rain possible.

Saturday things will warm back up into the mid-50s. Then reinforcing colder air behind the cold front that brought us the rain chances for Friday night will bring us cooler temperatures for Sunday and into Monday.  Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 40s and into the upper 30s for daytime highs on Monday.

A brief warm-up is in store for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Temperatures will climb into the lower 50s on Tuesday and the mid-50s on Wednesday.  The real change moves in on Wednesday as our next storm system will bring us a chance for rain and colder temperatures headed into next weekend.

Here’s your Quickcast:

Friday:  Partly cloudy skies windy and warmer.  Southerly winds of 15 to 25 m.p.h. with gusts to 30 m.p.h.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy skies.  30 percent chance of rain overnight. Lows in the mid-30s.

Saturday: Clearing skies and warm.  Highs in the mid-50s.

Saturday night: Mostly clear skies and colder. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler. Highs in the upper 40s.


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