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High fire danger on plains Friday due to windy, dry conditions

Posted at 6:44 AM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 08:45:47-05

DENVER – Fire danger will be high across the plains Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning that will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for most of the eastern portion of the state.

Strong winds combined with a lack of moisture mean conditions are ripe for fast-moving brush fires. The eastern plains could see winds up to 50 or 60 miles per hour Friday. 

Dry conditions will continue; the weekend will be mostly sunny, warm and dry with lighter winds. Expect upper 50s to low 60s Saturday and Sunday.