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Critical fire danger ahead Friday in Oklahoma

The National Weather Service has issued a warning about high fire danger Friday in western, northern and central Oklahoma. A red flag warning is for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Modified: February 21, 2014 at 5:16 am •  Published: February 21, 2014
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A red flag warning has been issued Friday for high fire danger in Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.

There is critical fire danger during the day with warm temperatures and high winds for much of northern, western and central Oklahoma from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., the weather service reports.

Winds will gust up to 35 mph and temperatures will be in the upper 60s with sunny skies in the Oklahoma City area.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Friday: Sunny with a high near 67. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 38. South, southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 65. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south, southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 38. Light and variable wind becoming north 6 to 11 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 52.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 33.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 52.

Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 32.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 47.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 28.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 52.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 31.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 54.