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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1116 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Partly to mostly cloudy skies persisted through the morning hours
across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, as clouds increased
ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Scattered rain
showers had also developed ahead of the system, but had stayed in
central Oklahoma so far. Low temperatures this morning dropped
down into the upper 30s, to the lower 50s. At 11am, winds were out
of the east, between 5 and 10 miles per hour, gusting to 15 miles
per hour. Temperatures ranged from 53 degrees in Bartlesville, to
61 degrees in Fort Smith.

A low pressure system will move into the Southern Plains tonight
and early tomorrow. Ahead of this system, showers and
thunderstorms will develop across western and central Oklahoma,
and spread eastward into our area this evening. Some of these
storms could become strong to severe, with large hail and
damaging winds the main threats. There is also a threat for
tornado development, but mainly across southwest Oklahoma. The
showers and storms will persist overnight and into Wednesday.
Heavy amounts of rainfall is also likely, with between 1 and 3
inches of rain forecast through early Thursday.

High temperatures today, will range from the upper 60s across
northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, to the upper 70s
across southeast Oklahoma.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the middle 50s across
northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, to the lower 60s
across southeast Oklahoma.


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