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Fire Weather Watch In Effect Friday; Burning Banned

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The National Weather Service has all of NW Arkansas and the River Valley under a Fire Weather Watch for Friday.

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Winds will be breezy out of the southwest gusting to over 30mph with low relative humidity from 30-40%.

The lack of rainfall and dry/dead vegetation will lead to high fire danger on both Friday and Saturday.

Humidity is expected to increase on Sunday with the passage of a weak front and low rain chances.

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The strongest winds on Friday will occur from Noon-5pm with frequent gusts near 35-40mph.

Strong winds and record breaking temperatures are expected on Saturday.

-Garrett