Friday temperatures a little warmer in central Oklahoma

Temperatures are warming up in central Oklahoma. Low temperatures did not dip below the freezing mark early Friday but north winds will continue to be gusty.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 3, 2013 at 5:41 am •  Published: May 3, 2013
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Central Oklahoma dodged a freeze Friday morning as temperatures were not quite as cold as the forecast.

But north winds will be gusty Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service reports.

A freeze warning had been issued for Friday morning, but temperatures did not dip below the freezing mark of 32 degrees in Oklahoma City. It was colder in northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle where temperatures hit 32 in Woodward and were as low as 27 in Beaver and 24 in Boise City before 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Friday: Increasing clouds with a high near 57. North, northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy with a high near 56. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

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