The National Weather Service advises "A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. The combination of strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Be careful with any activities that could potentially lead to a wildfire. Camping... outdoor grills... smoking materials... chain
saws... and all terrain vehicles all have the potential to throw a spark and ignite a dangerous and destructive fire."
Forecasters look for those three factors when determining whether to issue a Red Flag Warning; relative humidity at or below 25 percent, sustained winds of 20 mph or more, and certain vegetation and brush with an existing limited moisture content (8 percent).
Monday's Red Flag Warning has expired and while there is some rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast for the rest of the week, it is possible that the potential for "Fire Weather" could return. The National Weather Service may decide to issue a "Fire Weather Watch" should forecasted conditions present at least some of the factors that contribute to increased fire danger.