Fire danger ahead Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma

High winds, low humidity and warm temperatures are ahead in Oklahoma Wednesday. Fire danger will be elevated across the state.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 9, 2014

Parts of Oklahoma are under a red flag warning Wednesday for high fire danger, the National Weather Service reports.

Western Oklahoma is under the warning from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Low humidity, high winds and warm temperatures will elevate the risk for wildfires.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 80. South wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Wednesdasy night: Mostly clear with a low around 58. South wind 18 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 85. South, southwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 56. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming north, northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Friday night: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise mostly clear with a low around 60.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny with a high near 81.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 61.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 70.

Sunday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 42.

Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 56.

Monday night: Mostly clear with a low around 35.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 63.