Fire weather conditions, with gusty winds and very low humidity, are expected in Central and Southwest Minnesota this afternoon into the evening. A fire weather watch has been issued, which means critical fire weather conditions are forecasted to occur.

 

Counties included in the Fire Weather Watch:

Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Watonwan, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

The Fire Weather Watch is in effect until 7 p.m.