A cold front will approach the Brazos Valley later today. Isolated areas of rain and thunderstorms could develop along and ahead of that front between mid-afternoon and early evening. Good news: rain & storm activity will be quick moving (1 hour or less). Bad news: a few severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
HUNT, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says wildfires in the Texas Hill Country have burned about 6,200 acres and are threatening about 50 homes.
The fires have killed one man and injured two firefighters, one of whom is in critical condition.
Winds around 15 miles per hour and low humidity were the biggest
concern for firefighters Satuday.
But forecasters expect the humidity to fall later this evening and for temperatures to cool.
Most of the fires were at least 50 percent contained by Saturday afternoon.
Since December, wildfires in Texas have burned more than a
million acres and claimed 431 homes.
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