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Wind gusts expected Friday could increase wildfire danger this weekend

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As exceptional drought conditions continue, National Weather Service personnel and forestry officials want everyone to be cautious increasing wildfire dangers across the Tennessee Valley the next few days.

After a cold front pass through the region tonight, winds will shift and will blow from north to south.

They will also increase in speed, especially Friday, when gusts of 20-30 mph will be possible in the high elevations. Current spots that are burning could spread and/or new fires could start.

Meteorologist Nick Austin will have details coming tonight on Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

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