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FORT MYERS

It’s still muggy, warm, and cloudy when you start your Thursday morning! As soon as the front goes by, cooler, drier air and windy winds mix throughout southwest Florida.

As the humidity drops and the wind increases, the combination of the two increases our fire hazard index.

This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire warning (or red flag warning) for parts of our region by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

what does that mean to you? Fires that develop can become extreme and outdoor burning is not recommended.

Otherwise we have a nice afternoon ahead of us as the heights will not be reached until the 70s. It gets downright cold on Friday mornings when the lows drop into the 40s and 50s!

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