High winds, dry weather bring Red Flag warnings

High winds, dry weather bring Red Flag warnings

The warning will be in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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.

The National Weather Service said conditions between Phoenix and Tucson are particularly rough, with one ADOT camera showing 0 visibility in Casa Grande.

Farther south toward the Virginia North Carolina Border, winds speeds will be less, but still pose a concern, especially during the peak heating part of the afternoon when leaf litter and brush will be the driest.

Weather conditions in several eastern Kentucky counties turned unsafe Thursday, April 12, as the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning due to fire risks. Much of the state is under the alert.

Several red flag warnings are up across the state the next couple days, meaning no open burning.

Accustomed to wildfires during the fall and spring fire seasons, Chief John Dyehouse of Broadhead Fire Department in Rockcastle County said the conditions can quickly turn small burnings into out-of-control fires.

The strongest reported wind gust in the state as of 2:30 p.m. was 71 miles per hour in Snowflake, and the strongest reported gust in Phoenix was 33 miles per hour.

Extended: Temperatures will still be above-average tomorrow, and we'll have EXTREME FIRE DANGER. Because of this, we also have High Wind Watch has been issued for Thursday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will drop as well, only climbing to the 40s and 50s.