San Angelo in the Path of Dangerous Fire Conditions
SAN ANGELO, TX -- National Weather Service Forecasters predict elevated fire danger for San Angelo and the Concho Valley this weekend.
According to the NWS, elevated fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon, mainly along and west of a line from Sweetwater to San Angelo, to Sonora. The primary hazard is for any fire to possibly spread quickly.
Also, for this afternoon and evening, there is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms, mainly across Brown county and San Saba county. The primary hazards are large hail and damaging winds.
West Texas Counties in the area of concern include Fisher, Nolan, Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Irion, Tom Green, Concho, Crockett, Schleicher, Sutton, Haskell, Throckmorton, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor, Callahan, Coleman, Brown, McCullough, San Saba, Menard, Kimble and Mason.
Critical fire weather conditions are possible Sunday afternoon, mainly along and west of a Haskell to Ozona line; this includes the city of San Angelo. Very low relative humidity and gusty winds from the west will develop across these areas. The primary hazard is for fires to spread rapidly.
In addition, elevated fire weather conditions are possible across the region Monday afternoon.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Watch for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.