The warning is in effect through 8 p.m.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A red flag warning will be in effect today from noon to 8 p.m. in Middletown and most of Rhode Island. The National Weather Service reports that dry weather and gusty winds—10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hours—will result in critical fire weather conditions. "A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the NWS website states. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny with a high around 70, according to the NWS. At night, it should be partly cloudy with a low near 44 degrees.
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will be near average, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. The NWS is advising residents to…