Forecasters advise high fire risk for the Mid-South

Dec 13, 2017

Credit National Weather Service

High winds and dry conditions have prompted forecasters to again discourage Mid-South residents from outdoor burning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of the KASU listening area.  Areas under the warning include Northeast Arkansas including Craighead and Greene, all of West Tennessee, and Pemiscott and Dunklin Counties in Missouri.

A wind advisory is also in effect for the area.  Forecasters say wind gusts could get as high as 40 mph.

At least two grass fires have been reported today by Jonesboro E911.

The Red Flag warning will last until 6 tonight. The wind advisory will expire at 4 this evening.

See a full list warnings and watches on the National Weather Service's website here.