Windy And Dry Conditions Lead To Increased Fire Risk

5/1/18 – 4:54 A.M.
UPDATED – 4:00 P.M. (Alert Change)

Warm weather is finally moving into the area and it’s bringing some dry and windy conditions with it. As a result, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center says we are under a red flag warning. That means you should avoid outdoor burning if possible. The advisory is in place until 8 p.m.

The red flag warning is issued when critical fire conditions are imminent. The weather will contribute to extreme fire spread and fire behavior.

The forecast is calling for wet weather to move into the area later this week.