A high-pressure system over the region is producing hot, dry and windy conditions, weather officials say. The combination contributes to extreme fire danger.
Officials have also extended high wind advisories for the region. Northeast winds will at times gust up to 60 mph in some parts of the region. The winds will create dangerous driving conditions for some drivers.
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Fire officials said they will determine at 3 p.m. whether to continue with their enhanced deployment.
The weather warnings are scheduled to expire at 6 p.m. Thursday, but officials say they may be extended again until Friday, when winds are expected to diminish and cooler conditions will begin to develop.