The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado. The Warnings end Friday evening, while the Watch in Colorado expires Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT.
The Red Flag map was current as of 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps.
The graphic below was issued by the NWS office in Rapid City, South Dakota. This forecast for Friday covers western South Dakota and portions of North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska.