Tuesday Weather on the go: Red Flag Warning in effect today, cool down/ thunderstorm chances coming

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A Reg Flag warning will go into effect today as warm, dry, and windy conditions come into the forecast, but that isn’t the only change we will see in our weather this week.

An active week of weather is ahead of us starting in the form of winds today.

A Red Flag Warning will go into effect at 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. This means we will see windy conditions come from the WSW at 20-25 mph and gusts 35 mph. 

And although we will see a cold front come in with a low pressure system today, we will still be slightly above average and in the mid 80s.

A Red Flag Warning also goes into effect when dry conditions are apparent. This means we are highly discouraging any outdoor burning for today, as today’s conditions could create accidental widespread fires. 

Here are some examples of outdoor burning:

  • The use of outdoor fire pits or grills 
  • The burning of weeds or trash
  • Properly dispose of cigarettes
  • Check your car for any fire hazards that could create sparks on the road

Tomorrow’s weather will be very similar as we will still see windy conditions, but we will also see our first of several days of below normal temperatures. 

Thursday will be a slight tease as we will see temperatures warm up slightly, still in the lower 80s and still below normal. But on Thursday night we will see a backdoor cold front come in with a good amount of humid air.

This means we will see rain and thunderstorm chances in the forecast starting Thursday night. 

As of right now here is what those chances look like:

  • Thursday night: A 20% chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms 
  • Friday: A 50% chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms
  • Friday night: A 70% chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms
  • Saturday and Sunday: A 30% chance of widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms
  • Monday: A 20% chance of widespread showers

This cold front will also drop temperatures down into the lower 70s Friday and Saturday. We will be in the mid 70s until Monday, and as of right now it looks like more seasonal temperatures will come in on Tuesday.

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