Weather Service (Chicago) has issued a Red Flag warning from 12 to 7 p.m.
today for Porter and Lake counties, among others, for “critical fire weather
Winds: south 20 to
30 miles per hour with gusts of 45 mph.
dry, as low as 25 percent.
“The combination of
strong winds, very low relative humidity, exceptionally dry fuels, and warm
temperatures will promote extremely dangerous behavior of any fires,” NWS
said just before deadline today. “Any outdoor burning is strongly