Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS84 KTSA 170149

Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
849 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies persisted into the evening
hours across much of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. A line
of strong to severe thunderstorms developed to the northwest, and
pushed into northeast Oklahoma during the early evening. Some of
the storms within this line produced wind gusts over 70 miles per
hour. High temperatures this afternoon reached into the lower
80s, to the lower 90s. At 8pm, winds were were out of the south,
between 5 and 10 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged from 70
degrees in Bartlesville, to 86 degrees in Fort Smith.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to
gradually shift southeast across northern portions of the forecast
area. Some of the storms within this line could produce strong
damaging winds, as well as intense lightning and heavy rainfall.
An isolated tornado is also possible, mainly across northeast
Oklahoma. The line of showers and storms is expected to shift
south into southeast Oklahoma and western Arkansas overnight, but
should weaken with time. Lingering showers and storms could still
be ongoing across western Arkansas Thursday morning before
shifting east of the area. Surface high pressure will build over
the region behind the system for Thursday, but more precipitation
is forecast for Friday.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the upper 60s across
northeast Oklahoma, to the upper 70s across southeast Oklahoma
and west central Arkansas.

High temperatures Thursday, will range from the lower 80s across
portions of northwest Arkansas, to the lower 90s across much of
eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.


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