Calmer weather in store this week

Wildfires pop up in Oklahoma; Dry, windy weather in forecast

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Wildfires are popping up in parts of Oklahoma, and state forestry officials warn that Friday could bring a very high fire danger to the state because of low humidity and gusty winds.

The National Weather Service says the wildfire risk Thursday is elevated, but Friday’s risk is “near critical.”

That’s because dry air and strong winds could cause any spark to spread quickly.

Oklahoma Forestry Services said in its daily fire report that any fire that starts Friday “will exhibit resistance to control” and that county wildland task forces should be prepared to mobilize as needed.