Red Flag Warning issued for eastern New Mexico

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Red Flag Warning has been issued for eastern New Mexico for Saturday May 2 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. due to strong winds, low humidity, and an unstable atmosphere.

According to the National Weather Service, the greatest risk for critical fire weather conditions will occur along the I-25 corridor of northeast New Mexico, south and east of the I-40 corridor from Clines Corners to Tucumcari. Winds will be blowing west-southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35.

The service advises any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended at this time.

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