The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch along with the Excessive Heat Warning. The Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. Wednesday highs will rise to the mid and upper 90s, and on Thursday range from 96 to 104. Relative humidity Wednesday afternoon are expected to drop into the lower to mid 20 percent range, and on Thursday afternoon range from the upper teens to mid 20s. These conditions are favorable for rapid spread on any new or existing fires. And again outdoor burning has been banned in Mason County and authorities ask residents to be extremely cautious with any spark, flame or burning material.