Wind, fire danger in today’s forecast

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A west wind of 16 to 22 mph gusting as high as 33 mph will add to fire danger from dry grasses and low humidity today as temperatures reach a high near 56, according to the National Weather Service.

The strong winds were shifting to the west today as a cold front moves through, the weather service said.

Any fire that starts outdoors will quickly go out of control, the weather service stated, so outdoor burning is discouraged today.

The strong winds and high fire danger will continue on Tuesday, according to the weather service.

Today, skies will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then change to sunny, with the high near 56, the weather service said.

Tonight, the low will be around 36, with a west wind of 8 to 15 mph, gusting to 21 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers after noon, with a high near 43, the weather service said. It will be breezy with a west wind of 15 to 25 mph, gusting as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday night, the low will be around 27 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. A north northwest wind will be 18 to 23 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds may gust as high as 32 mph.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 43, and a northwest wind of 9 to 13 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 24 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 47, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 33 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Friday, the high will be near 61 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 39, according to the weather service.

Saturday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers with a high near 58, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 36, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 50, the weather service said.

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