The warm, dry, breezy spring day forecast for Tuesday is bringing an increased fire danger to the Triangle because of how dry and how breezy it is expected to be.
The National Weather Service said the relative humidity Tuesday likely would fall below 25 percent and winds could gust at 25 mph to 30 mph.
That combination helps outdoor fires get going and growing rapidly.
The weather service urged people to delay plans to burn brush or other material Tuesday or at least to use extra caution if they burn.
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Tuesday’s forecast high temperature was 82 degrees, well above the normal temperature for St. Patrick’s Day of 64 degrees but below the 1945 record for the date of 92 degrees.