Fire Weather Alerts, Watches Active for Much of Western United States
Red flag warnings and fire weather watches have been issued for yet another day across a large portion of the western United States. Six states as of Thursday morning were dealing with these alerts.
Across these areas temperatures are expected to reach into the 80s, 90s and even low 100s, with windy and dry conditions, all of which will allow any wildfires that develop to spread easily.
Parts of eastern Washington state, for instance, will deal with wind gusting to 30 mph, with relative humidity ranging between 10 and 30 percent, conditions that would support wildfires. There’s even an area across part of Montana and Idaho where dry thunderstorms could occur, producing wildfires.
Many of these alerts will stay active through Saturday.
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.