Gusty Winds and Dangerous Burning Conditions Today

...GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...

A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN A SURFACE HIGH OFF THE CAROLINA COAST AND A LOW MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION WILL CREATE STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH...GUSTING BETWEEN 30 AND 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.  A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHERN INDIANA AND NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COULD SEE GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH.  BE SURE TO SECURE LOOSE LAWN FURNITURE AND BE CAUTIOUS IF BOATING OR DRIVING ON AREA ROADWAYS, PARTICULARLY HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES.  GUSTY WINDS SHOULD SUBSIDE AROUND SUNSET THIS EVENING.

VERY DRY SMALL FUELS ALONG WITH THE GUSTY WINDS COULD BRIEFLY CREATE HAZARDOUS BURNING CONDITIONS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.  ENHANCED FIRE GROWTH COULD OCCUR IN THESE CONDITIONS.  INCREASED MOISTURE ON STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DECREASE THE BURNING HAZARD BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.

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