Red flag warnings remain up across the KVOE listening area both for Thursday evening and again Friday.
The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings for Lyon, Coffey, Morris, Osage and Wabaunsee counties from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Chase and Greenwood counties are under red flag warnings from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Outdoor burns are banned in these counties whenever red flag warnings are in effect.
This follows red flag warnings posted Thursday which are in place until 8 p.m. for warmer temperatures, low relative humidity and gusty south winds.
The fire danger will remain high until we get significant -- and possibly extended -- moisture. There are a few chances for that between now and Tuesday.
12:00 p.m. Thursday
Another warm, dry and breezy day across the KVOE listening area has set up another day of critical fire danger.
The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for Lyon and all neighboring counties from 1 to 8 pm today. Outdoor burns are banned in these counties whenever red flag warnings are in effect.
TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers has been tracking rainfall chances for Thursday night into early Friday, and he says those chances don't look as promising as they did earlier in the week.
Temperatures will climb above 70 degrees areawide today with gusty south winds as high as 30 mph. Relative humidity levels will be a little higher than yesterday but will still be at or below 25 percent.
On Wednesday night, a small grass fire developed near Roads 230 and F. That was extinguished quickly by Americus fire crews. A cause and acreage amount have not been released.
The fire danger will remain high until we get significant -- and possibly extended -- moisture.
Chase and Greenwood counties are also listed in a red flag warning from 12 to 8 p.m. Friday, after initially being placed in a fire weather watch previously. Along with the rain chances Thursday night and this upcoming weekend, there is even a chance of light snowfall Monday night into Tuesday. We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.