Through noon, south through southwest winds will increase into the 25 to 35 mph range as a surface low deepens to the east of the Rocky Mountains. Wildfire potential will rapidly increase beginning in northwest Oklahoma in association with an eastward moving dry line.
Temperatures will warm from the lower 70s into the low to mid 80s area wide. By afternoon, frequent gusts above 40 mph are expected. High temperatures in the 90s along with dry air covering much of western Oklahoma and western North Texas will result in extreme wildfire potential.
Even where low level moisture remains in place to the east of the dry line, warm temperatures and strong winds will keep wildfire potential very high.