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Wind gusts create high fire danger today

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Strong winds will cause problems today with both drivers and farmers, as a wind advisory will be in effect for late morning through the afternoon for winds to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph that will create a high fire danger today.

Winds will pick up throughout the day, and temps will be falling a few degrees this morning, with some rebound into the early afternoon.  The cold front continues to track to the east, but there isn't much in the form of rain in our area. Mostly we will have the wind, although that will weaken overnight tonight.

Temperatures will depend on how much of a rebound we can get this morning before the coldest part of the system tracks through this afternoon. Temperatures may be able to get back into the mid to upper 60s before the winds turn to the northwest, but the winds will be strong all day.

Breezy winds will die down after midnight as lows drop to around 40. We will have 5 to 15 mph winds tomorrow with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. We will stay pretty typical for mid-October with highs in the 60s through Thursday.

We then have another cold front bringing much cooler air into the region for the end of the week and into the weekend.

StormTrack7 Meteorologist Eileen Loan

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