FIRST ALERT: Elevated fire danger due to wind - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

FIRST ALERT: Elevated fire danger due to wind

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The winds will pick up on Monday, December 11, increasing our fire danger once again.

Grant Dade says very dry air with gusty winds is causing a high fire danger across the Heartland.

The fire danger will be slightly lower on Tuesday. But, with a few wind gusts up to 25 mph, and with dry air in place, the elevated fire danger will continue.

A cold front is moving towards the area Monday evening.

As the front moves in we will see a few clouds and maybe a sprinkle or a flurry.

Temperatures this evening will begin to fall sharply once the front moves through. Lows by morning will be in the mid-to-upper-20s.

Tuesday will be sunny but much colder. Highs will reach the middle 30s to the far north to lower 40s to the far south.

Wind chill values will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s for much of the day.

Precipitation chances look very limited this week, so drought conditions could get even worse.

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