GREENVILLE — The Texas Forest Service has listed most of Hunt County under "very high" fire danger conditions today, due to the continuing drought conditions, temperartures expected to rise into the triple digits again this afternoon and chances of gusting winds later today.
Hunt County is not currently under a ban on outdoor burning, but there are limitations in place for anyone conducting a controlled burn.
The burning of household trash is only permissible during daylight hours and the wind speed cannot be greater then 23 mph. Natural materials, such as brush and limbs can be burned, but not treated or painted lumber. No prohibited material — including but not limited to: rubber, plastics, wire, insulation and furniture — can be burned, and a responsible person must be present during active burning.
The National Weather Service forecast for today is calling for sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Winds will be out of the south with gusts as high as 20 mph.
There is a slight (20 percent) chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 65. A west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph will become north at 15 to 25 mph after midnight and could gust as high as 30 mph.
It will be mostly sunny Saturday, with a high near 82. Winds will be out of the north northeast wind at around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.