Extreme high heat and dry conditions are serving to create the potential for excessive wildfires across much of Texas, according to officials. On Tuesday, a report citing officials with the , noted that even though thunderstorms are predicted this week, from those storms could spark ignitions of fire. Between July 8 and July 10, forty-three new wildfires were recorded across the state. The report also noted the potential is high for wildfires to erupt near the cities of , Tyler, , and .
Also on Tuesday, temperatures in the city of Tyler hovered at 102 °F (38.9 °C) for most of the afternoon. As of Wednesday, thehas a heat advisory in place across portions of southern Texas.
- Leighton Chachere. "High wildfire potential continues with drought and heat" — , July 12, 2022
- Isabel Martins. "Weather Forecast: Scorching Temperatures Rise to 110 Degrees in Texas" — , July 13, 2022