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Fire danger, frost in Ky. forecast

Low humidity and windy conditions are creating critical fire danger in parts of Kentucky. Freezing weather is forecast for later.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for an area that includes the cities of Owensboro, Madisonville and Hopkinsville from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The same dry conditions have caused a similar warning to be issued from noon until 8 p.m. for all of eastern Kentucky, including Morehead, Jackson, Pikeville and Somerset.

With cold temperatures moving south, a freeze watch has been issued for most of the commonwealth that lies east of Interstate 65. It is in effect for late Tuesday night until after sunrise Wednesday.

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