Critical fire weather conditions are expected across the Southwest this week

A very dry air mass will remain in place across much of the Southwest on Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Temperatures are forecast to warm into the 80s to 90s across parts of the region. With wind gusts near 40 mph and relative humidity values in the single digits, rapid growth and spread is likely with any fires that start. These conditions will remain in place through at least midweek.