Southern states under a Red Flag Warning, November 19, 2016

Eight states expected to have enhanced wildfire danger.

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The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and California.

Following the passage of a cold front in the southeast the relative humidity is expected to fall into the upper 20s to the low 40s, along with increasing northwesterly winds gusting at 25 to 42 mph.

The map was current as of 8:15 a.m. MT on Saturday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.