Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK
AWUS84 KTSA 251545
Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1045 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017
Cloudy skies persisted through the morning hours across eastern
Oklahoma and western Arkansas, along with scattered rain showers
and isolated thunderstorms across northeast Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Low temperatures this morning dropped down into the
middle 40s in the north, to the middle 50s in the south. At 10am,
winds were out of the west, between 10 and 15 miles per hour,
gusting to 20 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged from 49 degrees
in Tulsa, to 56 degrees in Fort Smith.
Dreary conditions and cooler temperatures will persist across the
forecast area today, as a slow moving low pressure system shifts
toward the east. Scattered rain showers will remain possible
across far northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas through mid
day, but should dissipate and shift east by early afternoon.
Skies will gradually clear from west to east tonight, leaving
mostly clear skies overnight and early Sunday. Winds will increase
out of the south Sunday as another system approaches the region
from the west. This will help warm temperatures back into the 70s
and lower 80s Sunday afternoon. Chances for showers and
thunderstorms will develop late Sunday afternoon and Sunday
evening, and persist into Monday morning. Some of these storms
could become strong to severe, with the main threats being large
hail and strong damaging winds. This next system could also bring
heavy amounts of rainfall to the area, with amounts ranging from a
half inch to a whole inch between early Sunday to early Monday.
High temperatures today, will range from the middle 50s across
northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, to the upper 60s
across southeast Oklahoma.
Low temperatures tonight, will range from the lower 40s across
northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, to the upper 40s
across southeast Oklahoma and western Arkansas.