Red flag warning issued for high fire danger in Oklahoma

Central and western Oklahoma are under a red flag warning for high fire danger Thursday. The warning is in effect from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 1, 2012
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High winds and dry conditions across central and western Oklahoma Thursday have increased fire danger as a red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning is in effect from noon to 6 p.m.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 78. South, southwest wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around 42. South wind 13 to 17 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 57. North, northwest wind between 18 and 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 33. North, northwest wind between 9 and 17 mph with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Saturday: Sunny with a high near 57. North, northwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west, southwest. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear with a low around 37.

Sunday: Sunny with a high near 66.

Sunday Night: Clear with a low around 39.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 69.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 69.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near 67.