Fire Weather Watch in effect Saturday

Staff report

* ‘Too windy, too dry’

RICHMOND COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Saturday afternoon.

Breezy southwest winds could increase to between 15 mph and 20 mph by mid-day with gusts up to 30 mph. Relative humidity values will drop to or below 25 percent.

f3e6da91088b10891faa6cff8e8b160f_3“These conditions, in conjunction with very dry fine fuels, will increase the risk for unattended outdoor fires to burn out of control,” the National Weather Service warned late Friday afternoon.

Counties included in the watch include: Johnson, Stanly, Montgomery, Moore, Lee, Harnett, Wayne, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Hoke, Cumberland and Sampson.

This comes nearly a week since a very busy weekend for county fire departments and outdoor fires.

Filed in: Latest Headlines, Outdoors

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