The National Weather Service is issuing a fire weather watch for inland Collier County, Hendry County and Glades County. The watch will be active from Friday morning through Saturday evening.
Fire weather watches are issued by the NWS when critical fire conditions are expected to occur. This includes having strong winds at or above 15 mph and relative humidity values falling below 35%.
On Friday afternoon, forecast data shows relative humidity values falling below 40% after 2 p.m. At this same time, winds in the area are expected to be between 10 and 20 mph with gusts topping 30 mph.