National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning For Monday Afternoon, Evening

WAYNE – A red flag warning has been issued for the area today due to extreme fire danger.

According to a release from the National Weather Service, conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread. Most of northeast Nebraska will be in a red flag warning through 9 p.m. Monday while other parts of southeast Nebraska will last through 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Caution should be taken to avoid activity that may lead to fire ignition as a significant wind shift will take place this evening.

Southwest winds could gust between 35 to 50 mph with relative humidity values of 15 – 25%. Confidence is very high in both low relative humidity and strong winds in the fire danger as well as very windy conditions with a significant wind shift expected after dark.

Winds will gust as high as 35 – 40 mph in Wayne, with the timing of wind shift around 8 p.m. Monday night and the lowest relative humidity at 24%.

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