ABOVE: A fast-moving wildfire started on Sunday, October 3rd and has quickly grown up to 15,000 acres in less than 24 hours. This has prompted fire concern through the rest of the day.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued an elevated fire concern from Nebraska through Kansas and into Oklahoma.
As an upper level low moves through the north-central region, a surface system that is causing high winds to bring fire concern will eventually draw out enough strength to produce thunderstorms. The timing of these storms starts today and moves across the Plains. Behind all of this, temperatures will drop substantially.
Rain continue into Tuesday as this front moves across the area.
Any storms that develop could contain frequent lightning and heavy rain.
The frontal boundary will pass through the High Plains and Great Lakes on Thursday with temperatures dropping down into the 40s and 50s.
More updates on the rain chances and cooler temperatures in the Central Regional Forecast at :30 past the hour.