NORMAN — The National Weather Service out of Norman says there is still a very high to extreme fire danger this afternoon into early evening, despite continued low level moisture across a good portion of the area.

Unseasonably warm temperatures and strong winds will result in a very high to extreme fire danger across approximately the western two-thirds of Oklahoma and all of western north Texas this afternoon into early evening.

A dry line will move through western Oklahoma and north Texas today. Relative humidities east of the dry line will remain fairlyl high this afternoon and early evening, however, to the west of the dryline, humidiies will fall to 15-30 percent, aggravating the elevated fire danger from warm temperatures and strong winds in this area.

A cold front will move through the area tonight, shifting winds to the northwest, which could cause problems in containing any ongoing fires.

Exercise extra caution to prevent the start or spread of wildfires.

Remember that wildfires can result in the destruction of grasslands, livestock, forests and property.

A burn ban remains in effect for all of wester north Texas and the entire state of Oklahoma.

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