National Weather Service: Elevated Fire Risk Today

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BOSTON – The National Weather Service out of Boston/Norton has issued an elevated fire alert today, August 18, for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Significant drought conditions will result in elevated fire weather concerns today. RH values will drop to near 35 percent across portions of the interior this afternoon with west winds gusting to between 20 and 30 mph; the highest gusts are expected across northeast Massachusetts.

Earlier this week, more than 5 acres burned near Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.

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Photo courtesy of Natick Fire

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