High winds, heavy rain ahead in Oklahoma City
A storm system with high winds and heavy rain is headed to Oklahoma Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.
The chance for rain Tuesday in Oklahoma City is 70 percent. Winds will gust up to 26 mph.
Early Wednesday, winds will start to gust up to 43 mph in Oklahoma City with a 100 percent chance of rain. Some flooding is possible. Skies will clear up by Thursday with a windy, sunny day and a high near 49 degrees.
A high wind watch has been issued for the western half of the state, including the Oklahoma City area, from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday. Winds could gust up to 60 mph in western Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma City forecast through Friday follows:
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m., then areas of drizzle and thunderstorms between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy with a high near 58. South, southeast wind 8 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 55. Windy, with a south southeast wind 17 to 25mph with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10 a.m., then a chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 70. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 32 to 37 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 41. Windy, with a south, southwest wind 28 to 33 mph decreasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 49. Windy.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Friday: Sunny with a high near 47.
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