A Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory will be valid today (Thursday) for central and southern Mid-Missouri. A Red Flag Warning is issued when relative humidity is likely to fall below 25% and strong southerly winds can increase rapid fire growth. Warm temperatures in the upper 70s/ to low 80s will aid in fire development. Outdoor burning should be avoided today.
A Wind Advisory will be valid starting as early as 10AM for Pettis, Benton, and Saline counties. Sustained winds of 30 mph are possible along with wind gusts of 45 mph. This can cause issues for high impact vehicles and light weight vehicles. Cautious in advised today on major highways. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.