Critical fire weather conditions remain in several counties

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A red flag warning remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday due to low humidity, very dry fuels and gusty winds across southeast South Carolina and much of southeast Georgia.

The red flag warning has been issued for these Georgia counties: Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch, Screven, Candler, Evans, Tattnall, Toombs, Appling, Bacon, Wayne, Glynn and Long.

The warning also includes these South Carolina counties: Hampton, Jasper and Beaufort.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected, according to the National Weather Service.

The worst conditions will occur from noon through 5 p.m. Wind will be west 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Humidity will range from 18 to 25 percent. Temperatures will range from the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Gusty winds, critically low humidity and very dry fuels will increase the potential for erratic wildfire behavior Thursday, according to the NWS. Winds will diminish and humidity will begin to recover around sunset.

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