UPDATE: Red flag warning for western Oklahoma Wednesday due to fire danger

There is high fire danger in western Oklahoma Wednesday as temperatures could reach 100 degrees with 45 mph wind gusts. In central Oklahoma, there is a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday, but chances increase Thursday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 7, 2014 at 6:09 am •  Published: May 7, 2014
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5:45 a.m. A red flag warning for high fire danger has been issued Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for western Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. Conditions are critical to extremely critical for fire danger, the weather service reports. Winds could gust up to 45 mph with temperatures between 95 and 100 degrees. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

4:40 a.m. There is a slight chance of rain Wednesday in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.

The chance for rain increases Thursday in the Oklahoma City area.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 88. Windy with a south wind 15 to 20 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. Mostly cloudy with a low around 67. Windy with a south wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 83. South wind 18 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy with a low around 62. South wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.



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