The National Weather Service says low humidities and gusty winds increase fire dangers.
A Fire Weather Watch has been put into affect across the region for Wednesday, April 3rd, from the morning until the evening. The areas covered include Frederick, Washington, Carroll, Montgomery and Howard Counties in Maryland, Loudon County, Virginia, and Jefferson and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia.
The Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, says relative humidity is expected to be less than 25%, and there's a potential for northwest winds at 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts upt o 30-miles per hour. Fuel moisture will be less than 10%, the agency says.
These conditions could lead to an increased danger for woods or brush fires.
The National Weather Service urges citizens to be careful on Wednesday, and be alert for possible Red Flag Warnings.