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National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Parts of Kentucky

Kentucky Emergency Management

The National Weather Service in both Jackson and Louisville have issued a Red Flag Warning through Friday evening for the southeastern portion of the state.

A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread.

For more information, please go to the following links: www.weather.gov/jkl/ (NWS Jackson, KY) or www.weather.gov/lmk/ (NWS Louisville, KY).

(story provided by Kentucky Emergency Management)

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