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The combination of warm temperatures, low humidity and breezy south winds will cause an elevated risk of wildfires from late morning through the afternoon across southern Wisconsin.  Southeast winds will keep temperatures a bit cooler closer to Lake Michigan.  

Temperatures will warm into the upper 60s to lower 70s this afternoon while humidity values decrease to between 20 and 30 percent.  

Also, south to southeast winds will increase to 10 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.  The below graphics illustrate today's weather conditions. 

Fires could start easily and spread quickly.  Be very careful with hot equipment near dry, grassy areas and do not throw cigarettes out the window.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has put all of southern Wisconsin in the high fire danger category. Burn restrictions may be in place so check with your local municipality. Information is also available at 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876).

National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan