Fire danger forecast for Northern Plains Thursday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting Elevated Fire Danger for portions of the Northern Plains on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect Thursday for parts of the Dakotas into Minnesota. Any fires that start in this area could quickly spread out of control. Gusty winds will develop ahead of an approaching cold front combined with relatively low humidity might result in critical fire weather conditions.