From the National Weather Service:

  • A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
    are either occurring, or will shortly. Any fires that start may spread rapidly and
    become difficult to extinguish.
  • AFFECTED AREA:  All of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • TIMING: Through 9 PM this evening.
  • WINDS: North winds gusting 25 to 30 mph across interior
    locations, with 30 to 40 mph closer to the coast. Gusts 45 to 55
    mph across the Cape and Island.
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY: Minimum values will range from 20 to 35
    percent, with the lowest value across the interior.
  • TEMPERATURES: Generally in 60s
  • IMPACTS: Dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical
    fire weather conditions.