A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect for Central Indiana today. Critical fire weather conditions are expected Friday afternoon.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Never throw cigarettes out of a vehicle.
Wind gusts to around 40 mph will be possible Friday afternoon. Secure any outdoor items that could be easily be blown about. Exercise caution when driving this afternoon particularly if you are driving a high profile vehicle as wind gusts may make driving more difficult.
Coming up Saturday through Thursday freezing temperatures are likely across central Indiana, with a hard freeze possible.