Red Flag Warning in effect for much of Ohio

A Red Flag Warning was issued for the first day of May. It is in effect for much of the state of Ohio until 8 p.m.

The Fire Weather Watch is no longer active.

The National Weather Service said any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly so outdoor burning is not recommended.

Winds are expected southwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Relative humidity will be low.

The following Ohio counties are under the warning:

Ashland
Belmont
Carroll
Champaign
Columbiana
Coschocton
Crawford
Erie
Fairfield
Franklin
Hancock
Harrison
Hocking
Holmes
Huron
Guernsey
Jefferson
Knox
Licking
Logan
Lorain
Lucas
Madison
Marion
Medina
Mercer
Miami
Monroe
Morrow
Muskingum
Noble
Ottawa
Pickaway
Pike
Richland
Ross
Sandusky
Seneca
Stark
Tuscarawas
Wayne
Wood
Wyandot