The red flag will be flying for 18 hours starting at 11 a.m. today as a strong cold front comes barreling through the West pushing high winds and low humidity into the area. The National Weather Service is forecasting southwest winds 20-30 mph, gusting to 45 mph, with stronger gusts tonight. Humidity will be down around 6-16 percent. Be very careful with ignition sources wherever you are.
There’s lots of stuff going on this weekend, including the Green Living Festival, the Dangberg Jubilee, the Adopt an Elder fundraiser and the annual Sertoma Oktoberfest on Sunday. Find out about these events and more in today’s edition of The Record-Courier.
Our gully washer last weekend in Buckeye Creek did some damage after all. It made off with the U.S. Geological Survey gauge. I hear from the U.S.G.S. folks that they’ll have an estimate of what that required in the way of water in the next few days.
Expect a high temperature of 79 degrees today under sunny skies. There’s a chance of showers over the weekend and much cooler temperatures. If you’ve got cold-sensitive plants, Saturday night would be a good one to cover them, since it’s expected to drop down to 33 degrees.