Windy conditions will continue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on Monday. As a result, a Lake Wind Advisory has been issued for much of North-Central Florida. Sustained breezes of 10 to 20mph out of the northwest can be expected, with gusts nearing 30mph at times very likely in the afternoon hours. Boaters should use caution when operating small vessels on area lakes.
Drier air is being ushered into the Sunshine State on the heels of these gusty winds, leading to an increase in fire danger. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for all of North-Central Florida through Monday evening. Relative humidity is expected to drop below 35 percent for several hours. This, combined with the gusty winds, will create low dispersion index values signaling that brush and wild fires could spread very rapidly. Residents and park rangers are asked to refrain from any outdoor burning while the warning is in place.