Southern Worcester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 5:27 PM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Fire weather conditions for Thursday...

Blustery northwest winds will continue through Thursday with sustained flow around 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph.

Combined with high pressure...clear conditions...and drier air building across the region...relative humidity values will fall down to or below 30 percent over much of southern New England /the lowest across the Connecticut River valley/ resulting in the development of fire weather conditions favorable for fire spread.

Yet per discussion with state fire-weather officials...light surface fuels will be slow to recover due to recent rains as well as cloudy and cool conditions subsequently limiting the fire weather risk.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops overnight and into the morning...updating as necessary.