Fire Weather Watches and Warnings have been issued in New Mexico as the state will again see critical fire weather conditions on Wednesday.
High winds and low relative humidity across the Southwest will make it difficult for the more than 1,000 firefighters working to contain and extinguish fires that have been burning for weeks.
Most of New Mexico, as well as parts of West Texas and the western Oklahoma Panhandle, will be seeing elevated fire weather conditions on Wednesday.
But conditions will be critical in the central part of New Mexico. Cities included in the critical threat are Albuquerque, Tucumcari, Roswell, Carlsbad and Las Cruces.
The critical conditions have also led to Fire Weather Warnings being issued across most of New Mexico, except for the northwestern portion of the state. Areas of West Texas, including El Paso, Pecos and Fort Davis, are also included in the warnings.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center noted that winds will become strong behind a cold front expected to push through the region on Wednesday.
According to the SPC, winds of 20 to 25 mph are probable across much of southern, central and northeastern New Mexico. But winds are expected to gust between 30 and 40 mph during the afternoon.
Those winds, combined with relative humidity levels between 10 and 15%, will allow for fires to spread quickly if any were to ignite.
People living and working in those areas under a critical threat of fires on Wednesday should monitor local conditions and be prepared to act immediately if a fire starts.