Extreme wildfire threat seen in much of West Texas
Associated Press

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Much of West Texas faces extreme wildfire danger Thursday because of gusty winds and plummeting humidity.

The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag warning" for the Permian Basin and much of the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. Forecasters explain that southwesterly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 30 mph and humidity of 8 to 15 percent will bring explosive wildfire potential to the region. In the Guadalupe Mounts, winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

Meanwhile, most of the rest of western and northwestern Texas will be under fire weather watch Thursday with southwesterly winds of 20 to 30 mph and humidity of 15 to 30 percent.

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