Spring Wildfires in the Valley
It is wildfire season in Virginia, and with the recent dry conditions two wildfires have broken out in our area. One in Page county and the other in Shenandoah county.
With several days of a Red Fag warning, meaning very dry and windy conditions, those fires have sparked and grown. The weather has not been helping, in fact it has been contributing to the spread.
The good news, the forecast is slowly improving.
The National Weather Service does not anticipate issuing a Red Flag warning for the area for Thursday. However, an enhanced fire threat continues through the weekend.
How much are conditions improving?
Well here's a look at the next few days. Conditions to enhance the threat are very low humidity, and strong winds.
The winds will still be pretty breezy on Thursday but not as bad as earlier in the week. The winds will die down for Friday but both days will continue to be very dry, meaning low humidity.
As we get into Saturday we will see a wind shift to the southwest. What this does is bring in a bit more moisture, and an increase in dew points. However, the winds do return for Saturday and Sunday.
So all in all conditions are slowly starting to improve. Spring wildfire season in Virginia doesn't end until April 30Th.