Red Flag Warning encompassing nearly all of Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nearly all of Nebraska is in a Red Flag Warning until 9:00 PM Central on Monday.

The National Weather Services issued the caution with expectations of high wind and low relative humidity. 

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. The combination of expected weather conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

All regions of Nebraska are either partially or completely encompassed by the Red Flag Warning, with only seven counties in the panhandle not covered. Those counties currently face a high wind warning.

The weather service said south to southwest winds of 15 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph, are expected in areas covered by a red flag watch or warning.

Outdoor burning is not recommended.