New Canaan forecast: Brush fire warning issued
Published 6:28 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
There's a high danger of brush fires today as southwestern Connecticut experiences another sunny and breezy day.
A "red flag" warning about the fire potential has been issued by the National Weather Service for the region from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today because of dry conditions, low humidity and a northwest wind registering between 15 and 18 mph, gusting as high as 28 mph. The daytime high temperature is expected to rise to the upper-60s.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the upper-30s and a north wind between 11 and 16 mph.
It is expected to be sunny again tomorrow but cooler, with the high temperature in the upper-50s, and a north wind between 11 and 14 mph. Nighttime will be clear, with a low around the freezing mark of 32 degrees, the NWS says.
Friday should be sunny, with a high near 60 degrees. Overnight will be clear with a low temperature in the upper-30s.
The outlook for Saturday, the weather service predicts, is sunny and a high temperature in the low-60s.