WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT: Elevated Fire Danger for parts of West Texas

The combination of gusty southwest winds and low humidity levels along with dry conditions will lead to elevated fire danger over the mountains of West Texas north into the plains of southeast New Mexico. Please obey any burn bans or fire restrictions in place for your county and move any outdoor burning plans to another less windy day. The fire danger will end after sunset as humidity levels rise above 15%.

More wind is in the forecast on Saturday thanks to a cold front that will move through the area so again plan on limiting any outdoor burning and be careful doing anything outside that involves flames...sparks or heat sources. Something a minor as running a car or truck in high grass can start a wildfire.