Fire Weather Watch
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 a.m. today until 8 p.m. tonight for fire weather conditions.
According to the NWS, a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
The strongest wind gusts are expected this afternoon and early evening.
Any fire that develops has the potential to spread rapidly, according to the NWS warning.
Red Flag Warning in effect today. Please use caution as any fire that develops has the potential to spread rapidly. pic.twitter.com/qS1cQZ8m89
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) March 24, 2016
FIRE WEATHER WATCH in MoCo – strong winds (20mph w/ gusts 35mph) & low humidity (25%) fire spread likely – NO Outside Burning
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 24, 2016