Red flag warning issued for high fire danger in Oklahoma Tuesday

Most of Oklahoma is under a red flag warning for high fire danger Tuesday. The warning will continue in western Oklahoma Wednesday
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 6, 2014 at 5:43 am •  Published: May 6, 2014

A red flag warning for high fire danger has been issued by the National Weather Service for most of Oklahoma Tuesday.

The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the central and western parts of the state. Winds could gust up to 36 mph in central Oklahoma.


The warning will be in effect Wednesday for western Oklahoma where winds could gust up to 47 mph.

There are 36 counties in Oklahoma under a burn ban declared by Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin also declared a state of emergency due to wildfires.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 96. Windy with a south wind 17 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68. Windy with a south wind 18 to 26 mph with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 89. Windy with a south wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.

Wednesday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds with a low around 67. Windy with a south wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 36 mph.

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