National Weather Service says fire danger continues in eastern Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas



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TULSA, Oklahoma — The National Weather Service says the danger of wildfires is high in much of eastern Oklahoma and parts of northwestern Arkansas.

The weather service in Tulsa says warm temperatures and gusty winds are expected Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and will support the spread of any wildfires that may start.

High temperatures on Saturday were forecast to generally reach the middle 60s to middle 70s and southerly winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

The weather service says a strong cold front is expected to move through the area Sunday night and early Monday and may bring light rain to the to eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas — including light icing that could affect bridges and overpasses.

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