Red Flag Warning

From the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Red Flag Warning for Extreme Fire Weather Conditions, which is in effect from 7am to 8pm Monday.

AFFECTED AREA…for all of Northeast Texas and Northern Louisiana near and south of the Interstate 20 Corridor.

TIMING…7am Monday through 8pm Monday.

WINDS…Southeast to East winds near 10 to 15 mph with occasional higher gusts.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 20 to 25 percent.

TEMPERATURES…from 103 to 107 degrees.

IMPACTS…Rapid ignition and spread of wildfires is possible due to persistent hot and dry conditions.


A Red Flag Warning means that extreme fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry vegetation can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Avoid all outside burning and welding today. Do not toss lit cigarette butts outside. Report wild fires to the nearest fire department or law enforcement office.