Kansas Weather Warnings: Freezing, Fire,Thunderstorms

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The week's weather in Kansas runs the gamut.

An overnight freeze warning for south-central and southeast Kansas expired Monday morning and forecasters see a sharp warmup to the low 60s.

But the National Weather Service warns that brisk southerly winds gusting to 45 miles per hour bring a "very high'' fire danger to the area, especially the Flint Hills and southeast Kansas.

High temperatures will likely reach the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday, before thunderstorms move through most of the state accompanied by mid-60 temperatures.

In western Kansas, highs Tuesday are expected to exceed 80 degrees before falling into the 30s that night and topping out at 56 Wednesday with light snow possible after nightfall.

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