Burn permits are not being issued in Campbell County until further notice

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Today’s spring-like weather features breezes that bring potential probems. As a result, there is an ELEVATED FIRE RISK WEDNESDAY DUE TO BREEZY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

Ongoing drought conditions, combined with breezy southerly winds and low relative humidity values will lead to an elevated fire risk on Wednesday, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Relative humidity values will drop into the mid-30s to lower 40s, but the bigger concern will be with respect to winds.

By the afternoon, winds will be sustained at 10 to 20 mph at a minimum with gusts of 25 to 30 mph possible. Winds will be strongest in the higher elevations. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/08/2023-6AM)