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Red flag warning for Kerr County; Monday figures to be stormy

A severe thunderstorm chance is in the forecast for Monday across the Hill Country and Central Texas.

The weather is so dry that the National Weather Service has issued a staggering number of red-flag warnings across eight states on Sunday.

That warning includes Kerr County and almost all of West and Central Texas, and the weather will make an expected dramatic turn on Monday.

"Breezy southerly winds of 15 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH

and humidities as low as 15% are expected this afternoon

into early evening," the National Weather Service wrote. "Critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop from Val Verde County east across the Hill Country and south to the Escarpment. Fuels are still in a cured state from the end of the winter season, and with little precipitation in the past few months, conditions are tinder dry."

The weather service's red flag warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The red flag warnings then give way to severe thunderstorm warnings on Monday. There's a 40% chance of storms later tonight and that escalates to a 70% chance on Monday of storms capable of producing damaging hail and other charming hazards.

"There is a potential for strong to severe storms and locally heavy rain generally across eastern parts of our area," the National Weather Service wrote. "However, there remains uncertainty on the exact evolution of the threat. Expect refinement on the severe and heavy rain threat and timing in future outlooks."

See @NWSSanAntonio's post on Twitter.


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