As fall weather moves in, wildfire danger increasing in Arkansas

Wildfire danger increasing in central Arkansas

Fall like weather is around the corner, but it brings with it an increased risk of wildfire as well.

A cold front will bring cooler weather mid-to-late week and it will filter in dry air. Unfortunately, that means higher fire danger across the state.

This year has seen over thirty-seven inches of rain, which is a surplus.

However, most of that rain fell during the months of April through July. September has been a dry month with many counties experiencing rain deficits ranging from one to three inches.

Moderate fire danger is present for seven central Arkansas counties and three counties are under a burn ban.

During a burn ban, please remember to avoid outdoor burning or any activity that leads to sparks. Dry vegetation can burn quickly.

Our forecast does not include a significant amount of rainfall. More counties are expected to be added to the fire danger as relative humidity drops. The approaching cold front could bring in gusty north winds continuing to dry vegetation.

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