Daily forecast: The latest from WRDW/WAGT First Alert Meteorologist Tim Strong

Breezy conditions lead to increased fire danger today. Dry through the weekend.
Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 5:00 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We should hang on to mostly sunny skies today with highs below normal in the upper 70s. It will be a windy day with northwest winds between 15-20 mph and gusts between 25-30 mph.

Future Wind Speed
Future Wind Speed(WRDW)
Future Wind Gusts
Future Wind Gusts(WRDW)

A Lake Wind Advisory goes into effect from 10AM - 8PM tonight. There will also be an elevated fire danger thanks to the breeze and much drier air with relative humidity values between 20-25%. A Fire Weather Watch is also posted for our southern counties, burning is not encouraged throughout the day.

The weekend looks dry with wake-up temps in the mid to upper 40s Saturday increasing to the upper 70s in the afternoon. It’s looking warmer Sunday with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Mostly sunny skies expected through the weekend.

The next chance for rain arrives on Monday with warm temps in the mid 80s. Rain chances decrease on Tuesday to about 20% only to increase again on Wednesday. Temperatures will decrease back to the 70s by the end of next week. Keep it here for updates.

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