High wind and fire danger returns to KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A powerful area of low pressure and associated cold front brings high wind and cold air to KAKEland, Tuesday.  

Wind gusts will be the major weather story Tuesday with gusts topping off near 60mph West with peak wind gusts near 50mph for North and South Central Kansas. With the high wind comes high fire danger for much of KAKEland south of Interstate 70. The influx of cold air from the north will keep afternoon highs in the 40s and 50s.

With wind gusts out of the north, extreme caution should be used when traveling east and west. Drivers should also give high profile vehicles extra space. The wind gusts will drop off dramatically late this evening into the overnight.  

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