HASTINGS, NE - Dangerous fire weather conditions are expected for most of the week in Nebraska.

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 9 pm for tomorrow for portions of south central Nebraska. watches and warnings are possible for Wednesday and Thursday as well.

The national weather service in Hastings says it issued the red flag warning because of high wind and low relative humidity.

Southwest to west winds from 10 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected during the afternoon.

The weather service urges people to use extreme caution if they’re doing something that has a chance to start a fire. Any fire that starts is likely to spread rapidly and unpredictably.

Some of the counties affected will be Greeley Valley, Phillips, Rooks, Hall, Kearney, Franklin, Howard, Sherman, Phelps, Harlan, Buffalo, Dawson, Gosper, and Furnas County in south central Nebraska.