Berks under Red Flag Warning for increased risk of rapid wildfire spread

A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Berks County from 11am to 10pm Thursday, due to low relative humidity and gusty winds. A Fire Weather Watch also remains in effect Friday morning through Friday evening.

Winds Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Relative humidity as low as 17 percent. Temperatures in the upper 40s to mid 50s today and upper 50s to low 60s on Friday.

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Critical fire weather conditions expected. Increased risk for rapid wildfire growth and spread. Prescribed burns may get out of control.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidities, and dry fuels.

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