Wind, cooler temperatures ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma

A cold front has lowered temperatures across Oklahoma Wednesday. High winds are expected through the day.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 12, 2014
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High winds continue to whip across Oklahoma Wednesday, causing more risk for wildfires and downed power lines.

A cold front has dropped temperatures into the low 40s Wednesday morning in central Oklahoma. A a sunny day with a high of 55 is ahead, the National Weather Service reports.

North, northwest winds will gust up to 30 mph in Oklahoma City Wednesday.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 55. North, northwest wind 15 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 31. North, northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 67. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 40. South wind 11 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny with a high near 62. South wind 11 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 39.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 63.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy with a low around 44.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy with a high near 59.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 33.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 63.

Monday night: Mostly clear with a low around 38.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 65.