Grassfire danger returns to San Antonio Wednesday

A combination of desert-like, dry air and gusty winds means fires can spread quickly this afternoon

Gusty winds and dry air combine to bring another day of fire danger. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Yesterday’s rainfall was welcome, however, it didn’t amount to much. It likely didn’t even put a dent in our drought situation. The combination of drought, a shot of dry air, and gusty winds today, means a significant fire danger returns to the forecast.

A front will move through around midday, zapping out the humidity and making it very windy. Winds will gust from the northwest up to 25 mph. A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 8pm for much of the area.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for much of the area through Wednesday evening. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Here are some tips to avoid creating and spreading a grassfire:

Here are some tips to avoid creating and spreading grassfires (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

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About the Authors:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.