Wildfire potential high today in Oklahoma

BY BRIAN SARGENT Modified: April 11, 2009 at 9:02 am •  Published: April 11, 2009
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The wildfire potential in Oklahoma today will be high before lowering on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs should be from 60 to 65 with easterly winds 15 to 20, gusting to 25 mph.


The wildfire threat diminishes tonight as storm moves into the state. Some areas could get as much as 2 inches of rain. Thunderstorms are expected to reach the western one-third part of the state from 8 p.m. to midnight before moving to the central part of the state from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday.

The wildfire potential will return to high from Monday to Thursday, except for a moderate potential on Tuesday.

Oklahoma forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs mostly in the 60s.

Tonight: Occasional rain and thunderstorms in the west and a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the east. Lows from the 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday: Occasional rain and thunderstorms. Highs mostly from the mid-50s to mid-60s.

Oklahoma City-area forecast

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid-60s. Easterly winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Easterly winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday. Rain and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-50s. Easterly winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Easterly winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday. Rain and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-50s. Easterly winds up to 10 mph. Sunday. Rain and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-50s. Easterly winds up to 10 mph.


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