Jim Spencer explains why brush fires broke out on Tuesday

(Courtesy: Mike Winslet/Bastrop Stories)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After record breaking temperatures Monday, Central Texas remains on high alert as wildfire dangers continue to soar.

A cold front that moved through the area on Tuesday created conditions that are favorable for brush fires to erupt. The National Weather Service say fuels are dry and should any fires occur, there will be a some risk for rapid fire growth during the afternoon hours.

Winds will begin to subside as the driest conditions begin to take place. By late afternoon, while RH values are at their minimum, winds are expected to subside to 5-10 mph.


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