BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WALA) - Saturday, the National Weather Service's office in Birmingham issued a warning of increased fire danger caused by persistently dry conditions.
Officials said the red flag warning will be in effect from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all of central Alabama. Winds will be blowing from the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts possibly reaching 20 mph.
Friday afternoon, the service issued a fire weather watch for the same area.
The combination of low humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures will cause critical fire weather conditions that have the potential for explosive growth if a fire were to break out, they said.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. The warning is in effect for these counties:
- St. Clair
For more information on fire conditions, visit the Alabama Forestry Commission website.