Red Flag conditions return Monday to Big Country
ABILENE, Texas —
After a calm Sunday, Red Flag conditions return to the Big Country Monday afternoon. We're in for a mild night with temperatures down to the mid-40s.
Monday, we will start off calm but by late morning, winds will pick up to the 15 to 25 mph range from the south and by the afternoon, wind gusts are expected up to 35 mph. Humidity levels are already low but will fall further as a dryline tracks east across the area.
There is a Red Flag Warning in place for Knox, Kent, King, Stonewall, Fisher, Coke, Nolan, Jones, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green, Mitchell, and Scurry Counties until 8pm Monday. This is due to winds expected this afternoon at 20-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph and humidity levels at 10-15 percent.
There is also a Fire Weather Watch in place for Callahan, Coleman, Concho, Runnels, Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties until 8pm Monday. This is due to expected winds of 15-20 mph with gusts of 25 mph and humidity levels around 20 percent.
Do NOT burn anything under these conditions.
Winds across the region are expected to start calming down a bit as we move into Tuesday morning. See full forecast here.