Red Flag Warnings are in place across much of the West Wednesday and going into the weekend.
Increasingly gusty winds and single-digit relative humidities are forecast Wednesday and Thursday across much of the West, spurring a series of Red Flag Warnings.
The warnings affect swaths of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. Any wildfire starts could spread rapidly, the National Weather Service says.
Conditions could hinder some of the progress crews have made on the Pawnee Fire burning since Saturday in the Lake County hills northwest of Sacramento, California.
Wildfire concerns going into the weekend before July Fourth have already put a damper on some fireworks celebrations. Flagstaff, Arizona, has canceled their planned display, as have a number of other smaller cities across the state.