NCW — A red flag warning is in effect in North Central Washington until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Spokane issued the alert due to high winds and critically low humidity.

The weather service is forecasting sustained northwest winds of 15 mph to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Relative humidities are expected at 14 to 25 percent.

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