82 of Missouri’s 114 counties are under a “red flag” warning through tonight from the National Weather Service, which means there is a high danger of fires because of strong southwest winds and dry conditions.
Officials are urging residents in the warned area to avoid burning. The counties that aren’t impacted are in northern and northeastern Missouri and the Bootheel. To see if your area is included, visit the website for the Weather Service office that covers it:
Pleasant Hill: Northwest Missouri including Kansas City, Kirksville and Moberly
St. Louis: Northeast and eastern Missouri including St. Louis, Columbia and Hannibal
Springfield: Southwest Missouri including Springfield, Fort Leonard Wood and the Lake of the Ozarks
Paducah, KY: The Bootheel in Southeast Missouri
Davenport, IA: Scotland and Clark Counties in Northeast Missouri
For the latest weather information in your part of the state, listen to your local Missourinet affiliate station.