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National Weather Service: Red Flag Warning for Las Vegas area in effect through 8 p.m.

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Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 00:50:40-04

JULY 7 UPDATE: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Las Vegas area through 8 p.m.

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas area will see another Red Flag Warning this week due to high winds and low humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

It is expected to last from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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The NWS reports southwest winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts to 35 miles per hour during the warning, and five to 10 percent humidity with poor overnight recovery.

The Las Vegas valley will also see triple digits all week long.

A Red Flag Warning simply means combined weather conditions make for prime fire starting and spreading conditions.

As always, but especially during a Red Flag Warning, take extra precaution with cigarette butts, fireworks, barbecue grills, etc. Outdoor fires are not recommended by authorities.

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On June 28, the Mahogany Fire on Mount Charleston was ignited and spread rapidly due to a Red Flag Warning. That fire is currently 2,794 acres and 94% contained.

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