Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK
AWUS84 KTSA 270309
EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
909 PM CST THU NOV 26 2015
It was a mostly cloudy, windy and modestly warm day for eastern
Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Strong southerly flow brought deep
moisture northward ahead of an intense upper level storm system to
our west. Rains broke out as the moisture and instability
increased this afternoon, with occasional periods of moderate
rainfall observed. High temperatures around the area this
afternoon ranged from the mid 60s to lower 70s.
At mid evening, overcast skies and widespread rains were occurring
across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. A strong cold
front had entered northeast Oklahoma, with gusty north winds and
much colder temperatures occurring in the wake of this boundary.
Temperatures ahead of the front remain in the 60s, while behind
the front readings had fallen into the mid 30s to lower 40s.
The cold front will continue a slow progress through the area
overnight and into Friday, with the colder air gradually
overspreading the rest of the area. Rain chances will continue in
spite of the passing front, with the potential for locally heavy
rains to continue as the upper level storm system will lag well
behind the passing cold front. Residents of eastern Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas will rise to morning lows on Friday ranging
from the mid 30s to mid 60s. Cloudy skies and periods of rain and
isolated thunderstorms will continue across the area on Friday,
again with the potential for heavy rainfall. High temperatures
will vary from the mid 30s to mid 60s.