Increased fire danger Saturday across Central Florida

Red flag warning in effect from noon until 7 p.m.

The wildfire risk is high Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for interior Central Florida including Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and interior Volusia counties through Saturday evening.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring or will shortly. The combination of low relative humidity and strong winds can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Wind gusts Saturday

Wind gusts at times could top 25 mph.

Most of Central Florida is running between 4 and 6 inches below normal in the rainfall department.

Year to date rain and departure from normal

Much needed rain is expected Sunday.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.