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Fire Weather Discussion

By: NWS
By: NWS

LARGE SCALE NORTHERLY TO NORTHWESTERLY FLOW BENEATH A BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR SOUTH WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE DRY CONDITIONS OVER THE REGION. THIS IS EXPECTED TO CREATE RED FLAG CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY AND POSSIBLY SUNDAY IN NW FL. A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MOST OF OUR FL ZONES ON SATURDAY AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL BELOW 35 PERCENT FOR 4-5 HOURS. SIMILAR CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR ON SUNDAY. THUS A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE BIG BEND EXCLUDING FRANKLIN COUNTY. AS THE HIGH SLIDES TO THE EAST AND A FRONT APPROACHES NEXT WEEK...WINDS WILL SHIFT OUT OF THE SOUTH INCREASING RELATIVE HUMIDITIES THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF THE COMING WEEK.


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