The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Red Flag Warning for Downeast Maine and much of the State today, Friday, May 11th 11AM to 8 PM.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are either occurring right now or will be occurring. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm conditions will create dangerous fire conditions.

You should not burn outside during a Red Flag Warning. In fact Towns and Cities will not issue burn permits when there is a Red Flag Warning. Any fires which are lit, could spread very rapidly and quickly become out of control.

The weather forecast for Downeast Maine on Friday, May 11th calls for sunny skies with highs in the mid 50's. Winds will be northwesterly 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour.

 

 

hSunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.