Windy conditions will be found across the entire region through the afternoon. This, in combination with drier air in place, will provide favorable conditions for fires to spread - especially grass fires. A Wind Advisory is in effect this afternoon and early evening. Avoid outdoor burning in these conditions, as any fire could spread quickly.
TODAY: WINDY, Near-critical Fire Spread Conditions
- Winds: South 20-30 mph, gusting 40-50 mph - strongest in the afternoon in open areas of Minnesota and Iowa and on the ridgetops in Wisconsin.
- Afternoon Relative Humidity: 25 to 35%, lowest across central and west-central Wisconsin.
- Impacts: Any fires could spread quickly. Unsecured, lightweight objects will be blown around. Difficult travel for high profile vehicles, especially on east-west roads.
- ACTION: Avoid outdoor burning. Report any wildfires to local authorities. Secure loose outdoor objects.