First Alert: High Wind Event

Windy and warm conditions will result in an increased wildfire danger this afternoon and evening, along with low visibility in blowing dust.

The strongest winds, and therefore the greatest fire danger, will be over southern areas of the South Plains and the Low Rolling Plains. These areas are also the most likely to experience low visibility in blowing dust. Drive with caution, use your headlights, and allow extra time to arrive at your destination.

The National Weather Service has issued the following advisories:

Until 9 PM for YOAKUM, TERRY, LYNN, GARZA and KENT counties, including the cities of Plains, Denver City, Brownfield, Tahoka, O'Donnell, Post and Jayton. Sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts greater than 60 mph are possible.

Until 9 PM for COCHRAN, HOCKLEY, LUBBOCK, CROSBY, DICKENS, KING, BAILEY, LAMB, HALE and FLOYD counties, including the cities of Morton, Levelland, Lubbock, Slaton, Wolfforth, Crosbyton, Ralls, Dickens, Spur, Guthrie, Aspermont, Muleshoe, Littlefield, Olton, Plainview, Floydada and Lockney. Sustained winds near 30 mph with gusts near 50 mph are possible.

Areas of blowing dust may limit visibility at times through the evening.