Affected Jurisdictions: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester Counties
Red Flag conditions are expected on Thursday, April 24. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday. Winds … Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 40 mph. Relative humidity… as low as 18 percent. Impacts … rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds … low relative humidity … and dry fuels will create critical fire weather conditions.