Red flag, freeze warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for parts of central and northern Alabama, including DeKalb, Marshall, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee and Blount counties, from noon until the evening hours today. Northwesterly winds of 10 to 20 miles an hour, gusting to around 25 miles an hour, will combine with relative humidity of 20 to 25 percent to create critical fire weather conditions. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

In addition, the Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for tomorrow morning.