The Tussock Fire is approximately 4,400 acres. Yesterday afternoon, as the fire became more active, especially on the southeast side, smoke rose and dispersed toward the northeast. Strong surface heating once again allowed most of this smoke to remain elevated off the ground. Winds this afternoon are forecast to be southwest at 10-20mph. Smoke is forecast to rise and disperse toward the east today.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Northeastern Arizona today with scattered rain showers predicted for this afternoon and evening, switching over to snow tonight above 6000-6500 feet. The greatest accumulations will occur between 11 pm tonight and 5 am Tuesday mainly along the Mogollon Rim. Rain showers are expected in the lower elevations.