Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Red Flag Warning

Another Red Flag Warning has been posted for 9am to 9pm Wednesday. This one includes all of the News 14 Carolina viewing area. In fact, almost all of North Carolina will be under a Red Flag Warning today.

A cold front that we call a "clipper" will move through the state later today. Ahead of that clipper, winds will be from the southwest at 15-25mph with gusts up to 35 or 40mph. Combine the windy weather with low humidities and already dry conditions, and any fires could spread rapidly. No outdoor burning today!

We do have a chance for some precipitation by the end of the week. This should be mostly a cold rain for us on Friday. However, the onset of the precipitation Thursday evening and Thursday night could start as a wintry mix or freezing rain in some areas especially north and west of Raleigh. We continue to follow the latest weather data coming in for the forecast Thursday night and early Friday. Stay tuned for updates...

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