Record-setting heat brings risk of wildfires to Oklahoma

Beverly Bryant - October 17, 2016 3:26 pm

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Forecasters say unseasonably warm weather and gusty winds will put parts of Oklahoma at a high risk for wildfires on Monday.

A red flag warning is in effect from noon until 7 p.m. on Monday. The National Weather Sfire_warningervice says temperatures could top 100 degrees in some areas, and winds of 20 mph to 25 mph are expected.

Forecasters say some areas could see gusts of 40 mph. Northwest Oklahoma is at the greatest risk for wildfires, but the entire state could see record-breaking high temperatures Monday.

Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move through the state Tuesday.

© The Associated Press
 

Latest Stories

Vinita Public Schools to offer free meals to students in 2024-2025 school year

VINITA, OKLA (KTUL) — Vinita Public Schools announced that students will receive free meals. In a Facebook...

Guthrie Councilman Resigns After Controversial Comment on Trump Assassination Attempt

GUTHRIE, Okla. (KOKH) — A Guthrie city leader resigned after comments he made online following the assassination...

NEW TWISTERS MOVIE SHOWING IN THEATERS

The new Twisters movie is in theaters across the country. The movie takes place in Oklahoma...