A Red Flag Warning will be in effect for the South Plains, Southern Panhandle, and Big Country regions from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A Fire Weather Watch is also in effect for the same areas Thursday, which could be upgraded to a Red Flag Warning at any time. High winds combined with low relative humidity cause extreme fire danger.

Residents are urged to avoid any outdoor activity that could cause sparks or a fire.