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RACINE, KENOSHA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for Racine and Kenosha Counties from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13, for the second day in a row.

Red Flag Warning

According to NWS, 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

This warning is in effect for Racine, Kenosha, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, and Walworth.

According to NWS, there will be very warm, windy, and dry conditions across southern Wisconsin. These conditions will support critical fire conditions across all of southern Wisconsin from late this morning into the early evening.

It is expected that the temperature high will be in the low 80s. The NWS predicts Southwest winds of 12 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH. The relative humidity ranges from as low as 18 to 24%.

The NWS encourages people to be aware and smart.

View the WisBurn website for more information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


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