The National Weather Service will issue a red flag warning for a large area of Central Washington this afternoon. The warning goes into effect at 4:00 p.m. and will continue until 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. It includes the cities of Chelan, Wenatchee, Yakima and Moses Lake.
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.