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Enhanced fire weather threat this afternoon in region

Sterling, VA - Alert: Enhanced fire weather threat this afternoon for areas south
of Interstate 66 and U.S. Highway 50...

A dry cold front will move across the area this afternoon  promoting warm, very dry, and breezy conditions. West Northwest winds will strengthen between 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 30 mph and humidity will drop to 20 to 25 percent. The strongest winds will occur in northern areas. This will result in an enhanced fire weather threat or near red flag conditions. Any fires that develop have the potential to spread rapidly.

Winds will diminish rapidly with sunset this evening, but it will remain dry tonight with poor moisture recovery.

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