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  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 COO and Head of Content and Strategy of WeatherOptics. He also designed his own website and created the local company, Jackson's Weather. He has been forecasting the weather for southwestern Connecticut since March of 2015. He is currently a senior in high school and will major in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami in Fall 2018.

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