9/27 – The Chief’s “VERY LOW HUMIDITY” Tuesday Morning Forecast
RED FLAG WARNING & SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT…
The cold front is now well south of the area with a cooler/drier air mass moving into the region. No rainfall is expected for the next few days. And while the tropical system in the Caribbean (Ian) is still expected to track toward Florida, per NHC, we will be expecting outside/smaller impacts for our area over the next few days, as a result. Strong northeasterly flow will be in place over the region for the next few days. The strong northerly flow will cause some breezy conditions in our area. Winds will be approaching 20mph, mainly in the coastal areas, with higher gusts tomorrow. Wednesday, winds will be stronger with conditions approaching wind advisory criteria (>25mph), so we will need to monitor these trends during today.
We will also (surprisingly during tropical season) have a concern for fire weather conditions. Relative humidity will be between 25-30 percent during the daytime hours today, Wednesday, and Thursday with pockets of lower percentages. This dry environment combined with the gusty winds and abundance of fuels means that fire weather will be a concern over the next few days. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for tomorrow and a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Wednesday.