High winds, warm temperatures ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma

Winds could gust up to 45 mph in central Oklahoma Wednesday. Temperatures are warming up.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 16, 2014
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High winds and warm temperatures could add up to fire danger across Oklahoma Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.

Parts of western Oklahoma are under a red flag warning for wildfire danger from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In central Oklahoma, winds will gust up to 45 mph with temperatures near 70 degrees.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 70. Windy with a south wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 27 to 32 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Wednesday night: Increasing clouds with a low around 46. South, southeast wind 11 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Thursday: Rain likely mainly after 1 p.m. Cloudy with a high near 60. Southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming north, northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 46. East wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south, southeast after midnight.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 72. South, southeast wind 7 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 53.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near 75.

Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 59.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near 77.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 58.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 75.

Monday night: Mostly clear with a low around 54.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 79.