Weather conditions in several eastern Kentucky counties turned unsafe Thursday, April 12, as the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning due to fire risks.
The high temperatures mixed with strong winds and low humidity are the main causes for concern.
Outdoor burning of any kind is prohibited in West Virginia between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM until May 31st. This time, we'll have a Wind Alert Level Two: meaning we could get gusts to 50+ miles per hour.More news: Rusev Replaced by Chris Jericho to Face Undertaker at 'Greatest Royal Rumble'
Today: We're tracking warm and windy weather the next few days with HIGH FIRE DANGER.
It will be mostly sunny on the weekend, with temperatures reaching the low 50s on Saturday and the low 60s on Sunday.
Locally in Seminole on Thursday, patchy blowing dust is anticipated after 1 p.m, otherwise, local residents can anticipate sunny skies with a high near 92.More news: Cambridge Analytica acting CEO steps down amid Zuckerberg testimony
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.
Several red flag warnings are up across the state the next couple days, meaning no open burning.
Peak fire season does not start until June, so expert said there's plenty of time to get soaking rains and improve the outlook.More news: Kathua Rape-murder Case: Politicians To Celebrities Voice Outrage
Fire Weather Watches have already been posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) covering northern and western Virginia for Thursday afternoon. The front should swing through the state Friday with more wind and a chance for snow.