Pennsylvania is under a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger due to low humidity, moderate winds, and relatively dry for several weeks. The warning, issued by the National Weather Service, is adequate through 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
A Red Flag Warning is issued when hazardous fire weather conditions are either present or expected to occur soon due to strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation. The warning indicates that any fires that start may spread rapidly and become challenging to contain. It signals people to be extra vigilant and cautious about fires.
Residents are urged to refrain from outside burning during this time. The forecast for the rest of the week calls for highs in the mid-80s on Thursday and Friday, possibly near 90-degree temperatures under the dry conditions.
More excellent conditions are predicted for the weekend, with a possibility of storms on Monday that could knock down the temperature by about 20 degrees. According to AccuWeather, this marks the start of noticeably cooler weather.
Philadelphia International Airport, Reading Regional Airport, and Lehigh Valley International are facing rainfall shortages, with each airport receiving only 50-70% of average rainfall since March 1.
The Weather Service has predicted showers on Saturday night and a quarter inch of rainfall with hit-and-miss showers and storms on Monday as a cool front approaches. Therefore, the Weather Service advises residents to stay indoors during the Red Flag Warning and to take precautions against fires.