Area of fire risk reduces for Wednesday

Still prevalent in western Texas
Area of fire risk reduces for Wednesday

Our next storm system is still on track to give us a good shot for rain and t-storms very late Wednesday afternoon and into Wednesday night. Some of those could be strong to severe, so we’ll continue to keep a close eye on the setup. For a small portion of the south, this strengthening system will lead to another day of wildfire potential.

We’ll see a surface low begin to develop and strengthen over the Texas Panhandle through Wednesday. While this will lead to strong winds across the stae of Texas, returning moisture and cooling temperatures aloft will limit fire weather concerns for most of the Lone Star State. It’s a different story, though, for the Trans Pecos and Big Bend regions in western Texas.

The strong wind speeds and low relative humidity will lead to an elevated to critical fire risk in these areas for Wednesday afternoon and evening. As Wednesday night rolls around, the departing system will lead to lower wind speeds and a recovery in humidity values. That will put an end to the fire risk to the area for the day.