Fire Danger issues are lead wx story today as yet another clipper system stirs up gusty southwest winds again. Winds will likely gust to over 30mph at times, and along with very dry vegetation and low relative humidity levels, the threat of brush and grass fires will be exceptionally high from late morning thru mid-afternoon. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 50s. Another dry cold front overnight so that tomorrow will again be colder, though not as breezy.
Longer term, we are still watching a system moving across the mid-South on Sunday. While the heaviest rain looks to remain south and southeast of the Heartland, we are still indicating at least some light rain in our area on Sunday. Behind this system the beginning of next week is looking dry and cool but not too cold or windy for a change. An interesting note is that some of our longer-range stuff has been consistent with bringing a strong upper low across the middle of the country on Christmas weekend, which would likely lead to a swath of various sorts of precipitation in the Midwest, but at this point it is too early to accurately predict what form the precip will take exactly where...but it could be a bit of a travel issue.
12/13 9:00 am ba