By Carrie Rose, NEWS 9 Weather Team
A wind advisory is in effect Monday for approximately the entire western half of the state.
The wind advisory for Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Blaine, Kingfisher, Beckham, and Washita counties will expire at 7 p.m.
But for Noble, Logan, Payne, Caddo, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Grady, McClain, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, Jackson, Tillman, Comanche, Stephens, Garvin, Cotton counties, the advisory will not be lifted until 10 p.m.
A cold front is moving through the state Monday as well, shifting winds behind it to the North and Northwest around 30 mph with gusts up to around 40 mph at times. These strong winds will continue for several hours once the front passes any one location, and these type of winds can make driving difficult for high profile vehicles.
In addition to the strong winds today, we also have a red flag warning in effect until 6 p.m. for Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, Jackson, Tillman, Comanche, and Cotton counties.
Winds ahead of the cold front will be from the Southwest in this region, and will combine with low relative humidities near 20 percent and warm afternoon temperatures in the 70s.