New England weather is known to fluctate in April, but fire danger and freeze warnings are both in effect today.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for fire danger today, and crews in Windsor Locks have been battling a brush fire behind Windsor Locks High School. The fire is not affecting the high school. The Noroton Heights Fire Department is also responding to a brush fire.
The warning is in effect because winds are expected to gust up to 40 miles per hour through this evening as the atmosphere is dry and humidity is low.
The red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for Litchfield County and 8 p.m. for the rest of the state.
Freeze warnings have also been issued for the southern part of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for New Haven, Middlesex, New London and Fairfield, counties from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday
Fires will be more challenging to control today, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Forest Fire Control division, but much of the leaf litter on the ground remains damp, which would help aid efforts to suppress fire.