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Red Flag Warning Issued by the National Weather Service for CT, NY, NJ

Report by Paula Antolini, April 4, 2019, 4:37PM EDT

This National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING and Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will create a significantly elevated fire growth potential.

CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FIRE SPREAD…

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW YORK…NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY…AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT…

* Affected Areas…All of southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut.

* Timing…Into early this evening.

* Winds…Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Highest winds across southern Connecticut.

* Relative Humidity…10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts…Gusty winds and very dry air will create conditions that may promote the rapid spread of wildfires if ignition occurs.

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