Red flag warning issued across dry areas of Minnesota

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By Lauren Regnier

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for parts of Minnesota Wednesday in response to dry the dry weather conditions.

The areas under warning include the Twin Cities, west central and south central Minnesota, reported the Star Tribune.

The warning has been extended from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday, reported the Shakopee Valley News.

Winds will be coming from the south at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, reported the Star Tribune. Gusty winds and low humidity can be dangerous because it causes the fire to spread quickly.

It was the Twin Cities' driest September on record since 1940, with only 0.36'' of rainfall, compared to its usual 3.08'', reported the Star Tribune.

Fire has potential to spread quickly with the dry grass, brush and crops that extend across the region, reported the Shakopee Valley News.

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