Here is the latest quick synopsis from the National Weather Service on today’s forecast:
The SPC also has included the northern part of our viewing area in the “slight risk” area for severe weather. If anything pops up we will keep you posted from the First Warning Weather Forecast Center. Also, remember KXAN.com’s interactive radar is available 24/7/365.
An upper level storm system is expected to move through Texas today into Wednesday. There will be a chance for strong thunderstorms along and ahead of a cold front associated with the upper storm system…mainly along and northeast of highway 71 this afternoon and early evening. Strong gusty winds is the primary threat. Strong gusty winds and very dry air behind the front will promote the spread of fires from noon today through midday Wednesday. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and west of a line from Taylor to Gonzales to Cuero.
Here are the counties included in the red flag warning that starts at 3pm today and lasts through 3pm Wednesday afternoon:
From the NWS regarding the red flag warning:
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS... * AFFECTED AREA...THE FOLLOWING SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNTIES... LLANO...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...KERR...BANDERA...GILLESPIE... KENDALL...BLANCO...HAYS...TRAVIS...BASTROP...MEDINA...BEXAR... COMAL...GUADALUPE...CALDWELL...FRIO...ATASCOSA...WILSON. * 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. * HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND DRIVEN WILDFIRES.
The SPC also has included the northern part of our viewing area in the "slight risk" area for severe weather. If anything pops up we will keep you posted from the First Warning Weather Forecast Center. Also, remember KXAN.com's interactive radar is available 24/7/365.