Wind, dry conditions elevate threat of brush fires
Updated 9:54 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018
The National Weather Service has expanded an elevated risk of brush fires Thursday to all of southern Connecticut.
“The combination of dry conditions over the last 10 days, minimum relative humidity values falling to 25 to 30 percent, and frequent gusts of 25 to 30 mph will result in an elevated threat of brush fire spread across the area this afternoon,” the National Weather Service says.
Earlier Thursday, just southern Fairfield County was in the threat zone.
Thursday will be a mostly sunny, breezy, and warm day.
Daytime highswill rise into the upper 70s to mid 80s across much of the region, slightly above normal for this time of year.
Dry but cooler weather will be on tap Friday, with temperatures running mainly in the lower to mid 70s.
The weekend is shaping up to be sunny and warm.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 10 to 14 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.