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Critical Fire Weather Conditions For Parts of the West & Plains; Strong Cold Front Over Central U.S.

Dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of the Plains and Western U.S. Meanwhile, a cold front will gradually advance eastward over the central and eastern states. Showers and thunderstorms - some locally heavy - are likely ahead of the front. Much cooler and below normal temperatures are expected behind the front. Read More >

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