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A warm weekend is in store as a large storm system in the Rockies pulls warmer air northward. A strong low pressure system will track into the northern Plains on Sunday producing very strong southerly winds with gusts up to 45 mph. There is an EXTREME fire danger risk on Sunday so avoid outdoor burning!
Very strong southerly winds gusting up to 45 mph, temperatures in the lower to mid 70s, and low relative humidity will create EXTREME fire behavior conditions if a wildfire started. Avoid outdoor burning!
The latest drought update shows widespread abnormally dry to extreme drought continues across most of the area. There was a 1 class degradation from a week ago, generally along and east of the Mississippi River. Dry conditions will continue through the weekend, then there will be a few chances for rain next week.