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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Warm windy weather ahead

  • Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with temps pushing tantalizingly close to the 70-degree mark
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  • The remaining snow on the ground and the ice chunks on the lakes and ponds won't stand a fighting chance, as our unseasonably warm temperatures are set to continue through President's Day and beyond. Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with temps pushing tantalizingly close to the 70-degree mark (current forecast has us at about 66-67 degrees for a high!). There will be one trade-off with this welcome warmth, though. Strong NW winds, gusting to 30 mph or higher at times, will cause a surge in our Grassland Fire Danger today. And losing our protective snow covering makes that fire risk much more of a reality. Gusty winds reappear in the forecast most days this week (Wednesday looks to be the one lull), though they should not blow quite as fiercely as today. These winds will still cause bounces in our Fire Danger, so keep an eye on the forecast and follow proper burning/permitting procedures if you have outdoor burning to get done. The other bit of excitement in our current forecast is a chance for some Spring-like rumbles of thunder. Showers and thunderstorms are predicted for Wednesday evening and overnight, primarily for areas east of I-135. While these storms could become strong as they move into Southeast KS, meteorologists are not expecting any severe weather at this point. That season is drawing closer, though....
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