NWS says high potential for wildfires ahead of mild cold front

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The National Weather Service said that weather conditions could cause wildfires ahead of a cold front expected to move into the San Antonio area late tomorrow.

The Red Flag Warning issued for South Central Texas will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

NWS Meteorologist Keith White said that models forecast low relative humidity tomorrow, causing the air to be very dry. The dry air combined with expected windy conditions tomorrow are “very conducive to the spread of wildfires,” White said.

The NWS said Northwest winds are expected to be as high as 25 mph with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

The cold front forecasted for tomorrow will blow in much later in the day with nighttime temperatures dropping to mid-to-upper 30’s on Thursday and Friday night. Friday and Saturday daytime temperatures will remain in the 60’s with clear skies.

The cooler weather will not linger and daytime temps will return to mid-80’s by Sunday.

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