Red flag warning Thursday in western Oklahoma for wildfire danger

High fire danger is ahead Thursday in parts of Oklahoma. Winds will be brisk across the state.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 13, 2014
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A red flag warning is in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday in western Oklahoma for high fire danger, the National Weather Service reports.

Winds will be gusty in central Oklahoma with warm temperatures and sunny skies.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 69. Southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 45. South wind 13 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 72. South, southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 47. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Saturday: A chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 66. South, southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 56.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 36.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 66.

Monday night: Mostly clear with a low around 46.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 72.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 42.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 64.