Although much of the region saw at least a little rain Tuesday night, it wasn’t nearly enough to diminish the high fire threat. Very dry air and gusty winds in place across the region Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Tuesday night’s Pacific cold front are expected to cause critical fire weather conditions across the region. Any fire that gets started today will likely spread very quickly!

The National Weather Service has posted a Red Flag Warning until 8 pm for all of Central and South Texas, including a large part of the Texas Hill Country.

A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidity levels, and strong winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.

  • Avoid activities that can cause a spark or flame.
  • Properly dispose of cigarettes.
  • Check trailer chains.
  • Don’t park cars on grass.
  • Obey all City and County Burn Bans.

Near-critical fire weather conditions are expected again Thursday due to continued very dry air and breezy conditions.