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Jun 18, 2011 6:30 AM

Saturday's Monument Fire Forecast

TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. This will start at noon Saturday and expire Saturday night at 7 PM.

For that reason, News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has set the Wildfire Index at 10 today. This means an extreme fire danger for southern Arizona due to gusty winds, low relative humidity values & the ongoing drought.

Winds today near the Monument Fire in Sierra Vista will be up to 30 MPH out of the west-southwest. Much like yesterday, smoke from the Monument FIre will carry in to Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas & Pearce.

Daytime highs Saturday will be in the mid 90's for Cochise County, with the relative humidity bottoming out below 10% during the afternoon. Expect humidity values to increase after sunset.

Stay with News 4 and KVOA.com for the very latest on the Monument Fire.

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