This past summer and fall Mid-Missouri has seen various grass fires due to drier conditions.
Temperatures around Mid-Missouri are continuing to cool down as we head off into the second half of the week and the weekend. This might have you motivated to go outside and enjoy an afternoon or evening fire, but conditions are actually going to be pretty dangerous even though we saw an inch of rainfall in the past 48 hour.
We are going to be tracking drier conditions with these drought conditions as we're going to see gusts of winds up to 30 miles per hour as we head off into Thursday afternoon and similar conditions on Friday with winds gusting into the upper 20s. Now what's this mean? Well, these winds coming out of the Northwest are going to bring lower relative humidity, which means drier air paired with the drier ingredients on the ground. So if you're going to have a fire, make sure it's in a wind blocked area and make sure you have some way of putting out such as a garden hose.