Dry conditions keep wildfire danger high in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — The fire danger remains high across the northern and western parts of Texas as dry, hot conditions are expected to persist.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn says winds up to 30 to 35 mph are expected.

He says that in North Texas, temperatures will be in 70s Monday and will climb into the 80s later in the week.

South Texas was expected to get temperatures around 90 on Monday, and highs in the upper 80s were expected for the rest of the week.

Dunn says even though parts of North Texas got rain from storms overnight, it was only a few inches.

In the past week, wildfires across the state have burned about 480 square miles.