Spring Straight Ahead

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 8:45 am
By: News 9

By News 9 Meteorologist Nick Bender

Warm conditions will grace the state over the next several days with the official start of spring less than a week away. The weather pattern in the upper levels of the atmosphere will become fairly stagnant for the majority of the work week, resulting in no significant storm systems impacting the Central Plains. Windy conditions will develop by Monday, bringing about an elevated risk for wildfires for the first half of the work week. Temperatures will top out in the middle 70s and lower 80s Monday and Tuesday (Saint Patrick's Day), with a gradual clouding up and cooling off by week's end.

The chance for rain Thursday, Friday and Saturday is below 20%.