Red flag warning continues into Monday evening

A red flag warning from the National Weather Service in San Angelo will continue into Monday evening. Conditions continue to be optimal for fires to spread in the area. The NWS predicts that between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, winds will be from 15 to 25 mph will blow through the area, possibly reaching up to 35 mph.

Relative humidity will be from 10 to 15 percent. NWS meteorologist said Saturday that one of the criteria for a red flag warning is the relative humidity dropping below 20 percent. Combined with the wind speed, critical fire conditions exist.

The weather service recommends no outdoor burning, discarding cigarette butts in a proper receptacle and avoid driving through high grass during red flag warning conditions.

Monday’s high is expected to be 83 and breezy. Monday’s low will be 41 and breezy.

Temperatures will drop into the 60s Tuesday with lows in the mid-20s.