Wind and fire danger continue Wednesday as cooler temps arrive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A cold front has brought cooler temperatures into the area for Wednesday but winds still remain.

Gusts will be upwards of 40 MPH or more in areas northeast of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, especially, where crews continue to battle the Hermits Peak Fire.

In Ruidoso, west winds at 20 to 30 MPH are developing as crews continue to battle the McBride Fire. In Belen, WNW winds of 15 to 25 MPH are hanging around as crews battle the nearby Big Hole Fire.

We are saluting the brave human beings fighting the wildfires across the state as we take a look at conditions for Wednesday.

Click the video above to view Steve Stucker’s full Wednesday afternoon forecast.