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National Weather Service issues severe weather alert for Williamsburg region

National Weather Service issues severe weather alert for Williamsburg region

A combination of gusty southwest winds and low humidity has increased the risk of fire Thursday in the Williamsburg region and throughout the Peninsula, according to a National Weather Service severe weather alert.

The severe weather alert is in effect through the afternoon and early evening hours.

Winds are expected to gust from the southwest at 25-30 mph, with humidity levels around 30-35 percent, the National Weather Service said. The forecast calls for a high in the upper 60s, with winds increasing from 7-12 mph in the morning to 13-18 mph in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service urges residents to be cautious in handling any ignition source, including...

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