Weather for Bates Co…. …ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY… .Strong southwest winds with even higher gusts, low relative humidity, warmer temperatures, and areas of drier vegetation will combine to promote elevated fire weather concerns across portions of far eastern Kansas, west central Missouri, central Missouri, and north central Missouri. …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 025, 032, 033, 039, 040, 044, 045, 046, 053, 054, AND 060… The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM CDT Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zone 060.Fire weather zones 025, 032, 033, 039, 040, 044, 045, 046, 053, and 054. * WIND…Sustained 20-25 MPH with gusts of 35-45 MPH out of the southwest * HUMIDITY…25 percent or lower * IMPACTS…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.