Fire Weather Watch Issued for North Texas Tuesday

Forecasters are warning of dangerous wildfire conditions Monday and Tuesday in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for several North Texas counties effective Tuesday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The counties involved are -- Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise.

The NWS says the affected area is along and northwest of a line from Canton to Corsicana to Mexia and Rockdale.

The NWS reports that the relative humidity will drop and winds will increase creating a perfect recipe for grass fires.

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

Red flag warnings were already issued Monday for the Texas Panhandle, parts of West Texas and western Oklahoma.

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