High fire danger, dangerous ocean conditions continue Saturday
The wind will continue to be gusty Saturday which will help fuel an elevated wildfire risk. Any fires that start will spread easily. The breeze off of the ocean will help to create a few stray showers, mainly along the coast, but most of Central Florida will be dry with a mix of clouds and sun.
Fire danger: Gusty winds, dry air increase fire danger Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla.- – Be mindful of open flames across Central Florida Saturday. The dry vegetation combined with low relative humidity and gusty winds is creating dangerous fire conditions. Gusty northeast winds could quickly spread any fire that got started. The fire danger is elevated across of Central Florida, but the counties not included in the warning don’t quite meet the warning criteria. As the sun goes down, the relative humidity increases improving the situation.
Increased fire danger this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla.- – Behind the cold front from earlier in the week, extremely dry air continues to settle in. The combination of that dry air and gusty winds through Saturday afternoon will elevate the fire risk. A Red Flag Warning for an increased fire risk is in effect Saturday for Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. The air will remain dry Sunday, but the winds will weaken. Be mindful of open flames this weekend.