RFS members fear a mild morning will lull Shoalhaven residents into a false sense of complacency about their level of fire risk.
A mild morning will deteriorate into dangerous fire conditions on Friday, January 10.
"This morning's cloud cover has been a good start, but it is going to heat up," public liason officer Angela Daly said.
"Gusty winds are forecast for this afternoon and into the evening.
"We want people to stay up to date on how conditions are progressing.
"Have a plan. Do not wait for a text message or a knock on the door to execute your plan. You may not get one if conditions change quickly."
There are ten strike teams spread across the Shoalhaven fireground today. Each team is made up of five tankers and a group officer. Strike teams will patrol and respond to any flareups.
Crews continue to work on consolidation efforts this morning. A backburn around the Princes Highway near Tomerong was successfully wrapped up at about 11pm on Thursday, Januray 9. Crews continue to monitor the are for any flareups.
Crews are also patrolling in the Kangaroo Valley and Riverdale Road areas.
"Arduous" firefighters are working in remote areas inaccessible by vehicle, and heavy plant equipment is working on containment lines.
"Work to prepare for this afternoon will continue through the day," Ms Daly said.