• Grass fire risk increases with a cold front before more rain chances

    By: Megan McClellan

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    Quick Facts:

    • Windy and dry conditions will be increasing the grass fire risk this week
    • Cooler temperatures arrive mid-week before warming back up
    • Rain chances return to the forecast to start the weekend

    Although a large amount of rain arrived at the end of February, strong and dry winds will be arriving Monday morning that will be increasing the grass fire risk across the area.

    Areas with the highest grass fire risk are actually areas that didn't see as much rain to end the month.

    MONDAY

    Morning conditions started out with some mild temperatures and strong southern winds but that will change. A cold front will be moving through Green Country during the morning that will change up winds and drop temperatures a little bit.

    The change in winds will be increasing the grass fire risk for the northern portion of Green Country on Monday and Tuesday.

    Winds will be gusting up to 35 miles per hour, the air will be dry behind the front and the areas with the highest grass fire risk are actually in areas that didn't receive as much rain as other areas at the end of the month.

    Afternoon temperatures will still be warm in the 60s but the strong northern winds will make for an interesting day.

    ABSOLUTELY no burning of any kind on Monday and Tuesday because of the increased grass fire risk.

    TUESDAY

    Temperatures will be a little bit cooler on Tuesday than on Monday, but the winds will also be stronger. Instead of seeing gusts up to 35 miles per hour, winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour.

    With the stronger winds, the grass fire risk is actually higher than on Monday.

    WEDNESDAY

    Another cold front moves through Green Country dropping temperatures back below what is considered average for the early part of March. Thankfully, winds calm down and the grass fire risk comes down as well.

    Go ahead and grab your jackets so you are prepared for the cooler temperatures.

    THURSDAY

    Sunshine sticks around and winds return back out of the south. Temperatures climb back up just slightly above average. Thursday will overall be a great day with some warm weather arriving soon.

    FRIDAY

    To end the work week, temperatures jump up into the upper 60s and low 70s. Strong southern winds will bring moisture back into Green Country. 

    Another cold front will be moving towards Green Country and pushing through late Friday into Saturday.

    The timing of the front will determine the timing of more rain chances. Showers will be possible late Friday into Saturday. Could have some rumbles of thunder as the rain moves through.

    WEEKEND

    Temperatures drop for the weekend and even drop below average by the time Sunday arrives.

    Rain chances will be possible on Saturday with the cold front moving through Green Country. The entire day will not be a washout but the already wet ground may not absorb some of the rain and cause some pond-ing on the roadways.

    All of the rain clears out to end the weekend but temperatures will be back in the low-50s.

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