Weekend fire risk expected

A fire weather watch has already been called for Sunday afternoon and evening in Middle Georgia by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City because of low humidity, making it easier for fires to start and spread.

The agency warned that “dry fuel moisture conditions will combine with low humidities of 20 to 25 percent and north to northwest winds of 5 to 15 mph to create dangerous fire weather conditions.” That leads to a high potential of critical weather over the days following, the agency said.

The agency warned outdoor burning permits may be suspended by local authorities and, even if they’re allowed, outdoor burning should only be done with extreme caution.