High winds ahead in Oklahoma Wednesday with chance of flurries overnight

High winds are blowing into Oklahoma Wednesday night. Wind advisories are in effect. There is a chance for snow flurries in central Oklahoma overnight
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 19, 2012 at 6:24 am •  Published: December 19, 2012

High winds are blowing into Oklahoma Wednesday with gusts over 40 mph and a chance for snow flurries.

A wind advisory is in effect for parts of central, southern and northern Oklahoma from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service reports. A high wind advisory is in effect for northwest Oklahoma and a red flag warning for high fire danger is in effect for drought-stricken southwestern Oklahoma.

Next week, there is no snow in the Christmas Day forecast for Oklahoma City, the weather service reports.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: Increasing clouds with a high near 68. Windy with a south, southeast wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west, southwest 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday night: A chance of flurries between midnight and 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 29. Windy with a southwest wind 22 to 30 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 46. Northwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

Thursday night Mostly clear with a low around 27. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Friday: Sunny with a high near 55. South, southwest wind 7 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 30.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 56.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 32.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 51.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 30.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 56.

Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy with a low around 35.

Christmas Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy with a high near 36.


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