Above-average temperatures & Windy conditions increase Fire Danger

Posted at 5:59 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 09:00:03-04

A RED FLAG WARNING will remain in effect until 9 pm tonight.

High pressure will allow the temperatures to warm well above average. Some locations around the state could even reach record highs. The highs will trend in the 70s and 80s, west wind will gust between 30-40mph at times, and the relative humidity is expected to fall into the 15 to 30% range. With that being said, high fire danger will increase for the state. It's always good to remember one less spark means one less wildfire, so use cautions while engaging in outdoor activities.

The wind will subside tonight into tomorrow, and the temperatures will be slightly cooler due to a weak front that will pass through the state. The high temperatures will stay in the 60s and 70s.

Thursday, the temperatures will rebound back into the 70s and 80s. High pressure will start to break down, and the state will have an increase in cloud cover. Southwest winds will allow smoke from ongoing fires in northern California to move back into the state.

Friday will be mostly sunny and windy.

Saturday, evening much-needed rain will move in.

Sunday will be cooler, wetter, and windy.

Have a great day.