The National Weather Service has issued a rare Fire Weather Warning for northeast Missouri from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

The National Weather Service has issued a rare Fire Weather Warning for northeast Missouri from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

With southwest winds from 15 to 20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph, combined with relative humidity as low as 20 percent, the NWS says conditions are "conducive for the rapid spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires."

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.

The warning also covers parts of west central Illinois.

As a result, the City of Hannibal has issued a burn ban effective immediately until further notice due to the wind conditions and low humidity.