FIRST ALERT: Tracking significant wildfire danger in the Tx Panhandle

Updated: Mar. 10, 2021 at 8:25 AM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The NewsChannel10 First Alert Weather Team is tracking significant wildfire danger for the Texas Panhandle region today.

Strong southwest winds of at 25 to 35 mph will dry out the area, dropping relative humidity values into the 5 to 15 percent range.

3/10 NWS Watches/Warnings
3/10 NWS Watches/Warnings(KFDA)

These factors combined with warmer temperatures have led to several Red Flag Warnings that have been issued for the area with fire weather warnings in effect until 8 p.m. this evening.

Wildfire Safety Tips
Wildfire Safety Tips(KFDA)

After today however, temperatures and winds will begin to drop, lowering our risk. Then once the weekend rolls around, we’ll start to see chances of rain work into the area, which will go a long way in lowering any future risk.

7 Day Forecast 3/10
7 Day Forecast 3/10(KFDA)

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