...Increased fire danger Thursday...
Breezy and dry conditions will prevail over the Maryland and Virginia lower Eastern Shore today. Minimum relative humidity values will range from 20 to 25 percent and will combine with sustained northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. This will result in increased fire danger across these areas.
Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential ignition source...including machinery...cigarettes and matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry grasses and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to spread quickly.
As a reminder...open air burning is prohibited before 4:00 PM in Virginia.