Red Flag Warning Explained

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for many parts of the area.

Here's a look at area which are under the warning.

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

A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity (dry conditions),  and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

The warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

For more information visit their website.