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AWUS84 KTSA 241608

Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1108 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Mostly cloudy skies persisted through the morning hours across
eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Low temperatures this
morning dropped down into the upper 50s, to the middle 60s. At
11am, winds were out of the southeast, between 15 and 25 miles
per hour, gusting to 30 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged from
65 degrees in Fayetteville, to 72 degrees in Fort Smith.

A low pressure system currently over the Oklahoma panhandle will
continue to track east across the state. Ahead of this system,
scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms have developed
across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. As the day
progresses, the showers and storms are expected to increase in
coverage and intensity, especially across far eastern Oklahoma
and western Arkansas. Some of these storms could become strong to
severe, with the main threats being large hail and strong
damaging winds. An isolated tornado is also possible. Most of the
storm activity will push east of the area by midnight, however
additional showers and storms will be possible as the upper level
low moves across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas early
Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, conditions should begin
to clear, but northerly winds will keep temperatures 10 to 15
degrees cooler. Southerly winds will return Sunday, along with
warmer temperatures, and a second round of showers and
thunderstorms Sunday evening into Monday.

High temperatures today, will range from the middle 60s across
northwest Arkansas, to the lower 80s across east central

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the upper 40s across
northeast Oklahoma, to the middle 50s across far eastern Oklahoma
and western Arkansas.


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