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Red flag warning for high fire danger in effect Tuesday for northwestern and northern Oklahoma

There is a high danger of wildfire in parts of Oklahoma Tuesday. High winds will increase the risk for wildfire, and a red flag warning is in effect, the National Weather Service reports
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 11, 2012
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High winds across parts of Oklahoma will increase wildfire danger Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports.

A red flag warning for wildfire is in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday for northwestern and northern Oklahoma.

Winds in Oklahoma City will gust as high as 29 mph Tuesday. A chance of rain is ahead for central Oklahoma on Thursday. Oklahoma County is not under a red flag warning, but Logan County is included in the red flag warning.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 92. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 64. South wind 13 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 94. South wind 14 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 65. South wind 9 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 13 mph.

Thursday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 76.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 54.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 82.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 56.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 84.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 58.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 84.