National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning for San Antonio, Hill Country

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The risk of wild fires is elevated for much of southwest and south-central Texas through 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Critical fire weather conditions are forecast over the Hill Country, the I-35 Corridor, and the Southern Edwards Plateau.

The relative humidity will be in the mid to upper teens and will combine with gusty northwest winds to promote the rapid spread of any wildfires that develop.

You are asked to avoid any activities that could inadvertently promote the ignition and spread of wildfires through this evening. This would include not throwing cigarette butts out of cars while driving, dragging chains that could create sparks on pavement, and parking a recently driven car on dry grass.

Any outdoor burning is discouraged today, and you are urged to clear out any dead vegetation from around your home.

Additional updates will be passed along as needed.

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