Burning Ban In Effect For Parts of the Midlands Today

Several Midlands Counties under a burn ban due to a wild fire in North Carolina and dry conditions.

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- South Carolina statewide has been very dry with hardly any rainfall in the last 45 days.

With the dry vegetation, lack of rainfall and no appreciable rainfall expected over the next several days, the South Carolina Forestry Commission has extended the burn ban to 19 counties, including the counties of Saluda, Lexington, Richland, Newberry and Fairfield.

Low relative humidity levels down to 15% - 25% are forecasted today through the weekend and very windy conditions on Saturday. These weather conditions throughout the Midlands gives way to dangerous levels for fires to easily ignite.

At this time, there is a very slight chance for light rainfall in The eastern Midlands by early Monday morning.

Smoke from North Carolina Wildfires Seen In Midlands.


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