Gusty winds Monday, fire danger continues through Tuesday

Gusty winds Monday, fire danger continues through Tuesday
(Source: KCBD)

(KCBD) - The rest of Monday will be nice, with some gusty winds.

However, there is still elevated fire danger until after sunset and a slight potential overnight. Tuesday brings higher temps and windy conditions to the region with southwest winds back to 30-40 mph with some possible gusts over 50 mph for western areas of south plains. Therefore, fire danger will vary from high to severe and the danger for wildfires will continue with the winds, heat and low humidities throughout the day and early evening.

Thanks to a cold front the temps and fire danger will drop on Wednesday with lows returning to the  40s and highs Wednesday in the 70s, but there will still be elevated fire danger due to the drought conditions.

Looking ahead toward late week, storms may return to the region as early as Thursday and across the south plains by late Friday into early Saturday. Some of the storms may produce severe weather and some welcome rainfall.

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