Dry, windy conditions increase fire danger across area | Weather
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The dry, windy conditions across the viewing area has led to the increase of fire danger Tuesday.
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for all of the viewing area.
A strong airflow moving from the west and northwest has led to the warning remaining in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential, according to the NWS.
A Freeze Warning is also in effect for most areas of the NC mountains from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Overnight temperatures will be around 29 degrees before climbing back into the 40s Wednesday.
In Charlotte, gusty winds will persist into the evening around 16 degrees. Wednesday's highs will be in the low 60s.
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