First 70-Degree Day of the Year For Many of You (But Also Windy with Pretty High Fire Danger Today)April 6th, 2013 at 6:46 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
It has been a nice, warm, but windy Saturday with gusts as high as 46 mph Newton County & 44 mph in Benton County. Fire danger has definitely been elevated to Red Flag Warning range with relative humidity as low as 17% with these strong winds & dry fuel around. Conditions certainly were conducive to explosive grassland & brush fires. Threat is gradually waning now as we get past 7 p.m.
We’ve had a mix of high/mid clouds & sun, but now thick clouds are moving in from the west as we get into the evening hours.
Some widely-scattered showers (perhaps even a t’shower) are possible this evening-tonight from northwest to southeast, but rainfall will not amount to a whole lot.
Sunday looks good with less wind, but still warm highs at 67-72 amidst partly cloudy skies.