Windy conditions create fire hazard

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A high fire danger is in place and open burning is discouraged at least for the next several days with windy, dry conditions in the area.  The National Weather Service has all of Arkansas and much of southern Missouri under a Red Flag Warning from 10am to 6pm Sunday.

Winds of 20 mph will be blowing with gusts as high as 35 mph by Sunday afternoon.  In addition to strong winds, low humidity values will make the vegetation even drier.  Any fires started in these conditions can spread out of control quickly.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect through Monday as dry conditions are likely to continue.  A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect for much of Arkansas Sunday.  A Red Flag Warning may be issued by the National Weather Service for Sunday.

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