Red Flag Warning Issued For Several Eastern Ky. Counties

Red Flag Warning Issued For Several Eastern Ky. Counties

Strongest wind gusts are expected along and north of Interstate 64 in Virginia and West Virginia, where gusts may reach 30 to 35 miles per hour.

The combination of low humidity, breezy conditions, and much warmer temperatures will contribute to excellent drying conditions this afternoon.

Tonight: It could still be breezy overnight. "Take precautions, and plan ahead now to avoid any activities that could create a flame or spark". The combination of strong winds, increased temperatures and low humidity will create extremely unsafe fire weather conditions Thursday. Lows drop to the 30s and 40s under mostly clear skies. - Winds are gradually weakening in northwest Pinal County, but pockets of dense blowing dust continue.

A red flag warning has been issued for several counties in the eastern part of Kentucky. Because of this, we also have High Wind Watch has been issued for Thursday afternoon and evening.

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A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.

Any fires that start have the potential of spreading rapidly.

Another weak weather system is expected to mainly pass to the north late Monday and Tuesday next week, allowing for the return of windy conditions and another drop in temperatures ino the middle of the week. We have chances for mountain snow Thursday and Friday, along with a slight chance for some rain/snow in the lower elevations Friday.

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