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Red flag warning issued for all of CT

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A red flag warning was issued for all of Connecticut until Tuesday night.

The warning is in effect for the entire state until 8 p.m. The red flag warning means that the potential for brush fires is high, according to WFSB Meteorologist Scot Haney. 

Dry weather plus gusty winds make it possible for critical fire weather conditions, which means fires are more likely to spread rapidly and harder to knock down.

“The humidity will be low and a brisk northerly wind will develop. Gusts to over 20 mph are likely later this morning and through the afternoon,” Haney said.

If your a smoker, people are advised to discard the butts in the ash tray and not toss them outside. 

"With everything so dry out there, anything can spark those brush fires," Haney said. 

Connecticut residents woke up to scattered showers throughout the state. There were a few wet roads in the southeastern part of the state. 

However, the rest of the day is expected to be partly sunny and 15 degrees cooler. 

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 60s on Tuesday afternoon. Haney said that means the weather will “feel more like April again.”

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