Thursday Weather on the go: Wind Advisory to go into effect, another day of critical fire weather


A Wind Advisory and Red Flag warning will be in effect today because of the windy and dry conditions.

A Wind Advisory will go into effect at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Winds are expected to come from the NW in the morning at 30-40 mph and gusts 30 mph. Winds will shift to the west in the afternoon which will increase gusts to 45 mph.

A Red Flag Warning will also be in effect today until 8 p.m. This means we are still seeing critical fire weather conditions throughout the day as dry and windy conditions are still in the forecast.

A cold front that came into our area from the west is to blame for these increased wind speeds. Good news, we will dip back down to more breezy conditions tomorrow.

This same front is also to blame for the cooler temperatures we will see in the forecast today. Forecast highs will be below normal by 5°-10° and in the upper 60s.

Another storm system bringing in more cool air will keep forecast highs in the 60s throughout the weekend as well.

This system will bring in limited humid air to our area meaning we will see rain chances in the forecast starting tomorrow. We will see a 20% chance of showers Friday night and a 30% chance of showers on Saturday.

We will continue to see spring-like and breezy conditions throughout the rest of the weekend as well. Temperatures will be back in the 80s by Monday.

As of right now, we are tracking our next wind to come next Wednesday.

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