Thunderstorms bring increased chance of wildfires this week

Forecast thunderstorms through the next week has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

Thunderstorms are in the forecast over the next several days, but on Tuesday outflow winds of up to 50 mph near thunderstorms and low afternoon humidity could combine to created critical fire weather.

The watch could be upgraded to a red flag warning as Tuesday approaches.

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