Friday March 18, 2022: High fire weather today with cooler temperatures and gusty winds | KTAB

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FORECAST SUMMARY:

Fire weather concerns will remain in the forecast for today. A gusty northwesterly wind will bring in dry air and cooler temperatures. Most areas of the Big Country will see high fire weather. A *WIND ADVISORY* will remain in effect for parts of the Great East Country and Heartland until 4:00 p.m. today. It will be much cooler than what we experienced on Thursday. Expect highs in the mid 60s. Winds will ease in the late afternoon and settle in this evening.

It will be a cold night. Temperatures will fall in the mid to upper 30s under clear skies. There will be a light southerly wind.

The fire weather will be with us this weekend as we warm up. Saturday will see highs in the upper 70s with gusty winds from the southwest. On Sunday, it will be a few degrees warmer with a stronger southerly wind. The weather will be mostly sunny and dry.

The next significant chance of showers and thunderstorms looks to be Monday next week. At this point it looks like there is a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. This is very welcome, due to the significant drought conditions.

A cold front will pass Tuesday morning. As a result, cooler temperatures can be expected. Tuesday will see highs in the low 60s with a slight chance of rain showers.

Wednesday and Thursday promise to be dry with temperatures below average.

FORECAST DETAILS:

Today: *FIRE WEATHER* Partly sunny. Windy. High temperature: 66° Winds: NW 15-20 G30MPH

Tonight: Clear. Low temperature: 37° Winds: S 5-10 MPH

Saturday: *FIRE WEATHER* Sunny. Costs. High temperature: 78° Winds: SW 10-15 MPH

Sunday: * FIRE WEATHER * Mainly sunny. Windy. High temperature: 80° Winds: S 15-20 G30 MPH

Monday: Partially sunny. 70% rain and thunderstorms. Windy. High temperature: 73° Winds: SW 15-20 G30 MPH

Tuesday: Partly sunny. 20% rain showers. Windy. High temperature: 61° Winds: NW 20-25 G30 MPH

Wednesday: Partially sunny. Windy. High temperature: 60° Winds: NW 15-20 G25 MPH

Thursday: Generally sunny. Costs. High temperature: 68° Winds: NW 10-15 MPH

Average high temperature: 72°

Average low temperature: 46°

Sunrise: 7:45 a.m.

Sunset: 7:49 p.m.

Meteorologist Zach Gilday

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