EVERETT — A red flag warning was issued Tuesday west of the Cascades, in preparation for hot and unstable conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
A red flag warning means there are “critical fire weather conditions” that are imminent. Any fires that develop could spread quickly, and outdoor burning is not recommended, meteorologists said.
The warning, in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, was due to dry and unstable air mass with warm temperatures in the central Cascades, the weather service said.
The weather service released another warning of “elevated fire weather conditions” in the Puget Sound area.
Breezy winds Tuesday afternoon, along with 20% to 30% humidity, create an environment for fire to start and spread, meteorologists said.
The Darrington area was expected to see some of the lowest humidity in the Cascades this week.