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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued an increased fire danger warning for the Triad area of North Carolina because of a dry air mass and gusty winds.

Forecasters say the warning covers Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson and Randolph counties.

The weather service says a very dry air mass has settled across North Carolina with dew points in the upper teens and low 20s. As temperatures approach 50 degrees, the relative humidity will fall to less than 25 percent.

With the lack of rain, the combination of low relative humidity and wind gusts near 20 mph will increase the danger of fires in the region.

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