NEW JERSEY – Although most of us had never heard of “red flag warnings” before this month, much of the region is now all too familiar with the term and the danger that can accompany him.
A week after a brush and wildfire eruption that scorched thousands of acres in New Jersey, the National Weather Service on Wednesday issued more such fire danger advisories in the Garden State. . The advisories come as humidity levels have dropped again, leaving relatively dry air with warm temperatures and gusts to 30 mph.
This all adds up to an increased risk of wildfires which, when fueled by high winds, can spread quickly. Check the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here.
Temperatures continue to climb on Wednesday, peaking in the 60s, which is more average for this time of year. They will hit the top 70 on Friday.
Saturday will also be warm, but a cold front will bring temperatures back to normal next week. The rains return, mainly from the last hour of Saturday until the early hours of Sunday. A few thunderstorms are also possible.
Much of next week is dry, so some much-needed rain will be in store. See the extended weather forecast for New York below.