Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

According to the National Weather Service, much of Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest and Central Arkansas are under a high fire weather danger. Winds will be significant, but risk of damage is limited due to winds.

Very high fire weather potential will continue throughout the weekend and until Wednesday as well as thunderstorm potential today and again on Tuesday.

“We discourage burning when the weather is like this, but if you are going to burn, try to have a water hose or other resources nearby,” said a spokesperson for the Grove Fire Department.

Thunderstorm chances will increase Friday along a passing cold front with a continued fire weather risk preceding the frontal passage. Gusty northerly winds will follow the cold front, which will continue the fire weather risk on Saturday.

Dry and cooler weather is expect for the first part of next week with strong southern winds developing on Tuesdays, which will again increase the fire weather risk. Also, thunderstorm chances will increase as the next storm system approaches.