No burning Thursday! High temps, winds prompt Red Flag Warning

Colder than average temperatures continue into next week

Colder than average temperatures continue into next week

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a "red flag warning' - indicative of "critical fire weather conditions" - until 9 p.m. and for Friday from 10 7 p.m".

The high temperatures mixed with strong winds and low humidity are the main causes for concern. "Take precautions, and plan ahead now to avoid any activities that could create a flame or spark".

A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect from 12:00 PM Thursday until 8:00 PM Thursday for Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Lewis, Harrison, Gilmer, Ritchie, Tyler, Taylor, Upshur, Randolph, Pocahontas & Webster Counties.

With the warm weather forecast set for Thursday, there's a high-risk for fires to get out of control. No outdoor burning today!

Locally in Seminole on Thursday, patchy blowing dust is anticipated after 1 p.m, otherwise, local residents can anticipate sunny skies with a high near 92. Gusts could range from 50 to 70 miles per hour Thursday afternoon.

"Any fires that develop or are ongoing will likely exhibit rapid and erratic growth and behavior", the weather service website said.

In a press release, officials said low relative humidity, high winds and spiking heat expected that day could bring extreme fire danger to Colorado, specifically along the Front Range and the southern portion of Colorado.

It will be mostly sunny on the weekend, with temperatures reaching the low 50s on Saturday and the low 60s on Sunday.

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