Red flag warning over Idaho Panhandle

A strong cold front moving in out of Canada this morning has prompted a red flag warning in the Idaho Panhandle and the Washington Palouse.

Winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour gusting to 50 miles per hour with extremely dry conditions, with relative humidities from 10 to 20 percent will increase the likelihood of fire starts and rapid spread.

All in the area are asked to exercise extreme caution and avoid using outdoor fires.