A warm up along with very dry air and strong gusty winds will aid in the threat for brush fires this Tuesday and Wednesday and potentially beyond ย in this drought-struck region. The greatest risk for fires with this threat will be in northern Texas, western Oklahoma, and eastern New Mexico, which colocates with the worst drought areas. Much of this region is either in a severe or extreme drought.

The combination of a drought, temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, relative humidity values below 30%, and wind gusts up to 35 mph all lead us to thinking brush fires may develop and spread in these very conducive conditions.

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Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism as the University of Miami.

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