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NWS: Strong winds, dry conditions lead to Critical Fire Danger for SE Wyoming Friday

The Mullen Fire has created a thick haze in Cheyenne on Sept. 26. (John Roedel, Cap City News)

Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions are expected today which could lead to possible fire danger, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

Weather officials say that strong, gusty winds are anticipated in the higher terrain this morning for the wind prone corridors. 

“A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the southern Nebraska Panhandle, as well as Goshen, Platte and Laramie Counties in southeast Wyoming,” the NWS stated.

Courtesy of the NWS in Cheyenne

The weather service cautioned that sustained winds at 20 to 25 MPH are expected with gusts up to 30 to 35 MPH possible. Humidity less than 8 to 13 percent is also expected.

“Fires that do start will likely spread rapidly so outdoor burning is not recommended,” officials with the National Weather Service advised.