Jun 19, 2011 11:39 AM

Sunday's Monument Fire Forecast

TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for southern Arizona, starting at 10 AM and expiring at 8 PM.

In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect today for eastern Pima, southeast Pinal, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham & Greenlee County. This will go in effect at 12 PM and expiring at 7 PM.

News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish expects sustained west-southwest winds of 20-40 MPH Sunday near the Monument Fire, with gusts exceeding 50 MPH. Smoke from the Monument Fire will be directed toward Bisbee, Tombstone, Pearce & Elfirda.

Strong winds & relative humidity values below 10% elevates the Wildfire Index to a 10 Sunday, which means an extreme fire danger is present.

Stay with News 4 & for the latest developments on the Monument Fire.

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