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A strong but moisture-starved storm system will dive south through Kansas Thursday, providing strong northwest winds. The strongest winds are expected to be near Colorado.
The best chance of precipitation over the next week is across south central Kansas, with lesser chances farther west. The highest chance is early next week when some rain is possible for locations such as Medicine Lodge and Pratt.
Gusty north winds of 25 to 30 mph along with our next shot of colder air will spread across southwest Kansas late Wednesday night and Thursday. Afternoon temperatures on Thursday are expected to range from the upper 30s to lower 40s. These afternoon temperatures when combined with wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph will produce in wind chill values as low as 20 to 25 degrees in some areas. Wind chills as low as 5 to 10 degrees will be possible early Friday morning.
The high temperatures this weekend will range from the mid 50s to near 65 each day. On Saturday near critical fire weather conditions will be possible south and west of the Dodge City area as gusty southwest winds develop and humidity values fall back into the teens.