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Dry Air, Gusty Winds Elevate Risk for Wildfires for Much of Tri-State Again on Thursday

If ignition occurs, rapid fire spread is possible; meteorologists stress everyone to take precaution

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    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    (Published Thursday, April 4, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A large swath of the tri-state remains in a fire weather warning Thursday, a day after warnings, with one wildfire burning in New Jersey

    • Thursday will be a touch chillier with highs in the upper 50s, before a cold rain settles in on the tri-state for Friday

    • The weekend looks to be the bright spot for the next several days, with sunshine and clouds mixed, but with highs in the 60s

    A large part of the tri-state remains in a fire weather warning for Thursday, a day after one wildfire burned through part of New Jersey. 

    A fire weather warning is in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 pm. Thursday for northeast New Jersey, the five boroughs, Hudson Valley, Long Island and Connecticut. Click here for all severe weather alerts.

    Photo credit: Storm Team 4

    Wind gusts Thursday could reach 30 to 35 mph, which will dry the air out even more and keeping the threat for fire up.

    If ignition occurs, rapid fire spread is possible. Meteorologists stress everyone take precaution and be careful with open flames. 

    Most of the tri-state was under a fire weather warning Wednesday, Storm Team 4 said. Gusty winds combined with very dry air fueled the threat for wildfires. 

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    Gusty winds and dry air are raising the risk of wildfires in New Jersey. Ted Greenberg reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019)

    Flames spread across the side of roadway in Burlington County in New Jersey, burning at least 1,200 acres. It was the second wild fire in the Garden State in several days. 

    Over the weekend, a wild fire in the Penn State Forest in Woodland Township destroyed nearly 12,000 acres. The fire is 100 percent contained now, and nobody was hurt. Investigators said the blaze was caused by human activity.

    Thursday will be a touch chillier with highs in the upper 50s, before a cold rain settles in on the tri-state for Friday, when there is a chance for an icy mix north and west of the Big Apple in the morning.

    The weekend looks to be the bright spot for the next several days, with sunshine and clouds mixed, but with highs in the 60s.

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