After a long and harsh winter, things are finally starting to turn for the better.

The weekly forecast looks flat-out gorgeous for New York State. Highs will be anywhere from 70-85, between Monday and next Saturday. There should be plenty of sunshine as well.

It’s been a long time coming, and most everyone is looking forward to the first full week of great weather since last October or September. However, there is something to keep in mind for today and in the near future with the sun, lack of rain and winds.

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According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, most of New York State is currently under at least a moderate fire risk for Sunday, May 8th.

Northern portions of New York State are under a high fire risk for Sunday, which includes portions of Western New York in Niagara County.

There is still an outdoor burn ban in effect for the entire state through next Saturday, May 14th.

While wildfires are more common out west, they can indeed happen in places like New York State.

Wildfires in New York have dropped by 40 percent since being put in place back in 2009.

Per the NYSDEC, there are certain outdoor fires which are allowed, which include, small campfires that are less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length; ceremonial or celebratory bonfires; disposal of flags or religious items; along with charcoal or dry, clean, untreated or unpainted wood is allowed to be burned.

No fires should he left unattended and extinguished before leaving.

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Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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