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High Fire Danger In Parts Of The Southwest U.S. On Thursday

Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains on Thursday. Any fires that ignite tomorrow could rapidly grow out of control in this region. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas. Read More >

Temperatures will rise between the upper 80s in the east to the mid 90s out west on Thursday. Warmer temperatures for Friday with highs in the 90s and maybe a few 100 degrees out to the west. Winds will be out of the south southwest between 10-20 mph. Heat index values will likely exceed 100F for the first time of this year. It will certainly feel hot and humid.
There will be some storms around over the Memorial Day weekend, but it won't be a washout for outdoor activities. Some storms could be strong or severe on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to check back for forecast updates.

 
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