The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The forecasts for the affected zones predict strong winds gusting to 45 mph, and in some areas up to 65 mph. The relative humidity will drop into the teens.
These conditions will present challenges for firefighters in areas that are experiencing extreme drought, such as Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
The Red Flag Warning map was current as of 8:20 a.m. MST on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.