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Elevated fire weather potential, High Surf Advisory issued



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The National Weather Service has issued two warnings for our area.

In Massachusetts, Southern Bristol MA, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and Nantucket MA Counties and in Rhode Island, Washington RI, Newport RI and Block Island RI Counties, there is a High Surf Advisory from 6 AM Monday to 8 PM EDT Tuesday.

Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Large breaking waves of 5 to 10 feet are expected in the surf zone due to Hurricane Paulette.

Viewing large waves or fishing from jetties is strongly discouraged.

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. Viewing large waves or fishing from jetties is strongly discouraged.

Elevated fire weather potential has also been issued for the area.

The combination of gusty northwest winds, full sunshine and drying conditions on Monday will lead to elevated fire weather
potential across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Northwest winds will gust between 25 and 35 mph on Monday, with lowest relative humidities around 35 percent. Open burning is strongly discouraged on Monday.

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