The dry air creates a fire danger, according to the National Weather Service.
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. through all of mainland Rhode Island, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Masschusetts. "A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the NWS' website states. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny with a high near 80 and a west wind traveling from 8 mph to 13 mph, according to the NWS. At night, it should be partly cloudy with a low near 41. The north wind could reach 15 mph, with gusts moving up to 25 mph.