A sunny, warm Wednesday with gusty winds will turn much colder with chances for storms in the evening, the National Weather Service reports.
Central and western parts of the state will be under a freeze watch for late Thursday and early Friday.
Winds will gust up to 33 mph in central Oklahoma Wednesday with a high near 80 degrees before a drastic drop in temperature as a cold front sweeps across the plains from the Rocky Mountains. Temperatures in central Oklahoma will drop to around 38 degrees early Thursday.
There is a 60 percent chance of rain Thursday and a high temperature in the low 40s. Temperatures will drop in central Oklahoma to around 33 degrees early Friday.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 4 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 79. South, southeast wind 9 to 16 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy with a low around 38. Wind with a north wind 18 to 26 mph with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday: Rain likely. Cloudy with a high near 42. Windy with a north wind 21 to 31 mph with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy then gradually becoming mostly clear with a low around 33. North, northwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 52. North, northwest wind 11 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 40.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 63.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 46.
Sunday: Sunny with a high near 67.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 48.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 73.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 54.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny with a high near 78.