Strong winds, fire risk, and thunderstorms possible for South-Central Texas through Tuesday

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Winter may be upon us, but parts of South-Central Texas are dealing with a weather dynamic that is much more common during the summertime.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for areas including the southern Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande Plains from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday. The map below illustrates areas (pink) where the Red Flag Warning is in effect, but also other areas that are facing an elevated risk of wildfires, including Fredericksburg and areas south-southeast of San Antonio.

Affecting a broader area now through Tuesday afternoon is a Wind Advisory that has been triggered due to wind gusts ranging between 25-30 mph early Monday and even higher into Tuesday. You are advised to secure any outdoor items that could get blown away.

San Antonio falls just outside an area that could see scattered thunderstorms throughout Monday, with the most likely areas being parts of the Hill Country as far east as Austin and Georgetown and as far southeast as New Braunfels. The greatest chances for thunderstorms look to be east of the I-35 Corridor.

KTSA News will keep you posted on the changing weather condition.

For up-to-the-minute information from the National Weather Service, click here.

National Weather Service – Red Flag Warning (January 8, 2024)

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