Strong winds will increase fire danger across our western counties for Friday.
A Wind Advisory is in place for most of our area for wind gusts nearing fifty miles per hour. The high winds are the primary reason fire danger will be high today in addition to the dry and warm conditions. A Red Flag Warning is in place, so avoid outdoor burning or any activities that produce sparks. Grass can easily catch fire and fire can spread quickly.
The warmth continues for the first half of the weekend. Winds will calm for Saturday, which will lower the fire danger.
Our next system will move in late on Sunday. We will see a bit more cloud cover in our northern counties and temperatures will only be in the seventies! Rain starts in our northern counties on Sunday evening and then expands southward on Monday. Monday's high temperatures will only be in the sixties! So, it will be a cold and soggy start to the next work and school week.