Great Plains Forecast: Wet, Cooler Conditions to Avoid Risk of Deadly Wildfires This Week

The Great Plains can expect wet and cooler weather conditions this week, helping ease the wildfire concerns in the region. However, homeowners should stay alert for potential fires. 

The NWS Souther Region warns of severe weather conditions this week, causing slower commutes. The weather pattern can also help with drought areas, but homeowners should stay alert for heavy rains and thunderstorms.

Recently, fire weather concerns emerged in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma due to favorable conditions. Fire dangers also emerged in Kansas and Colorado due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

In the Mississippi River, the forecast shows that a wet weather pattern could unfold. In the lower 48 and east of the Rockies, much average temperatures could occur. Meanwhile, heavy elevation snow could impact parts of the West in the early week.

In Tampa Bay, a Special Marine Warning was issued for potentially hazardous conditions, particularly in Englewood to Tarpon, and Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River.

Great Plains Forecast: Where Will Wet, Cooler Conditions Unfold?

Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas. Residents in Houston can expect cooler and rainy outlook this week, preventing potential wildfires due to warmth conditions. In the Great Plains, wetter conditions can spread. Homeowners should watch out for potential slippery roads due to rain.

According to the latest forecast, the Great Plains can expect a cooler air outlook and wetter conditions this week, reducing the risk of potential wildfires in northwestern Texas.

Wildfire threats could become more disastrous if the weather is dry with hotter temperatures. However, this week would be different, with cooler air underway.

The forecast shows that rainfall chances and lighter winds could emerge this week. Reduced fire risk could unfold in the following areas:

  • Minneapolis
  • Sioux Falls
  • Grand Island
  • Des Moines
  • Kansas City
  • Wichita
  • Oklahoma City
  • Lubbock
  • Santa Fe
  • Denver

In Kansas City, the advisory showed that cooler temperatures could occur in the city this week. Recently, a cold front was reported in the region, causing threats of thunderstorms in central and eastern Missouri.

Recently, a deadly wildfire emerged near Canadian, Texas that brought widespread fire. Firefighters worked around the clock to extinguish the fires, which caused immediate evacuations.

Also Read: NWS Weather in Southern Oregon: Another Storm to Unleash Heavy Snows This Week; Power Outages Possible

Weather in the Southern US: Where Will Stormy Conditions Unload?

According to a recent forecast, potential stormy conditions could erupt in the Southern US this early March. Rainy conditions could unfold in Birmingham, Jackson, New Orleans, Houston, and Shreveport on Friday.

In addition, a cooler outlook is expected in the following areas:

  • Kansas City
  • El Paso
  • Odessa
  • Lubbock
  • Oklahoma City
  • Springfield
  • Wichita

On Thursday, severe thunderstorms are forecast on Thursday night. Homeowners should stay alert for isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail this week. Severe thunderstorms could unload in the following areas:

  • Wichita
  • Abilene
  • Dallas
  • Waco
  • Austin
  • Alexandria
  • Jackson
  • Shreveport

On the weekend, possible downpours can continue, causing travel dangers and flash flood risks in the following areas:

  • Charlotte
  • Greenville
  • Jackson
  • New Orleans
  • Tallahassee
  • Savannah
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Chattanooga

Related Article: Southern US Severe Weather: Isolated Tornadoes, Hail to Threaten Daily Commutes This Week

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