Wed: High Wind,Critical Fire Danger, Snow, Dust
Today's weather has a smorgsabord of diverse types of potentially hazardous weather. What you'll see in your area will depend on where you are.
HIGH WINDS: High Winds are forecast for a large portion of the state, mostly in western areas but also as far east as some counties in central OK. These high winds will interact with other weather features. Some counties have a High Wind Warning while others have a High Wind Watch or a Wind Advisory. Blowing dust is a possibility in some areas, and blowing snow could be an issue in the areas that get snow.
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER: Some portions of southwestern Oklahoma have a Red Flag Fire Warning in effect, although there is slight variation in the timing. In some areas it is in effect from noon to six p.m. and in others it is in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. Critical Fire Weather means that any fires that do start may exhibit extreme fire behavior, including very fast movement of wildfires.
SNOW/BLOWING SNOW: Some areas in northern Oklahoma may receive snow this afternoon or evening. If you also have high wind once the snow is falling, you could have blowing snow.
RAIN? Some areas have at least a slight chance of rain. Let's hope they get it.
I've linked the webpage of the NWS's Norman Weather Office below. If you click on that link, you will find graphics at the top of the page, and a county map at the bottom. Click on any county on the county map and you'll be able to see their forecast as well as a list of applicable weather watches, warnings, advisories, Special Weather Statements, etc. To read the text of those products, click on the link on the county page.
Finally, be aware that these watches, warnings and advisories can change at any time if conditions warrant. Often, if the wind is stronger than expected or the humidity drops lower than expected, you'll see Red Flag Fire Warnings abruptly extended into new counties. The same thing can happen with the forecasts for high wind, snow, etc.
If your ground and your plant roots are dry, don't forget to water before the coming cold front arrives today, tonight or tomorrow depending on your location. The roots of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, etc. are more likely to suffer freeze injury if they are dry so make sure they are moist to protect them. They don't have to be (and shouldn't be) soggy wet, but merely moist.
Here is a link that might be useful: NWS Norman Weather Office Website