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Central Plains Front Brings Fire & Storm Threat

3 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm

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.

Fire Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an elevated fire concern from Nebraska through Kansas and into Oklahoma.


Storm Threat

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.

Rainfall Accumulation

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.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!