Red Flag Warning Issued For Monday Afternoon, Peaking Between 2 – 6 PM

WAYNE – Residents in northeast Nebraska will have to be cautious this afternoon as the area has been placed in an Extreme Fire Danger.

According to a release from the National Weather Service – Omaha Center, conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread in northeast Nebraska. Caution should be taken to avoid activity that may lead to fire ignition.

Along with the Red Flag Warning Extreme Fire Danger threat mainly expected for northeast Nebraska, High or Very Fire Danger issues are being put into place for the rest of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The strongest wind and lowest relative humidity values will peak between 2 – 6 p.m. today.

Northwest winds will gust up to 30 to 40 mph and the relative humidity values are dropping to less than 25%. Also, areas with dry grass will have the highest fire danger.

Open burning or any other activities that may lead to sparks are not advised.

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