Red flag warning Friday afternoon

March 11, 2011 at 7:04 a.m.
Updated March 10, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a red flag warning from noon to 6 p.m. for much of South Texas including Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad and Refugio counties.

Residents are urged to exercise care with respect to all outdoor activities this afternoon that could inadvertently cause wildfires.

Avoid the use of welding or grinding equipment near weeds, grass and dry brush. In addition avoid parking vehicles in tall, dry grass and weeds that could be ignited. Do not toss cigarette butts on the ground.

South to southeast winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph are expected to develop this afternoon. Afternoon humidity values will drop to 30 to 35 percent in some areas.

The forecast calls for a sunny sky with a high near 75.

Partly cloudy Friday night with a low around 54. South southeast wind between 8 and 18 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.



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