Outdoor fire dangers expected to be high today

Officials are warning of an elevated risk of wildfires this afternoon as gusting wind combines with warm temperatures and low humidity to make dry fuels ready to burn.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts of 15 to 20 mph are possible this afternoon and humidity values of 25 to 35 percent. Uncontained fires may spread quickly and you are asked to avoid open burning this afternoon.

Thursday afternoon could see a limited to enhanced risk of fire.