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EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1030 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

CLOUDY SKIES PERSISTED OVERNIGHT, AND INTO THE MORNING ACROSS
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS. LIGHT DRIZZLE CONTINUED TO
SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA, BRINGING LIGHT AMOUNTS OF
PRECIPITATION TO SOME LOCATIONS. LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING
DROPPED DOWN INTO THE LOWER TO UPPER 30S. AT 10AM, WINDS WERE
OUT OF THE SOUTH, BETWEEN 5 AND 15 MILES PER HOUR, GUSTING TO 25
MILES PER HOUR ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
37 DEGREES IN FORT SMITH, TO 45 DEGREES IN BARTLESVILLE.

CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN CLOUDY, BUT WARMER TODAY, WITH HIGHS REACHING
INTO THE 50S ACROSS THE AREA. PATCHY DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS
WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION TODAY, AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS
EVENING. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA TONIGHT,
TURNING THE WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH. WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG,
GUSTING BETWEEN 25 AND 30 MILES PER HOUR. THIS WILL ALSO USHER IN
MUCH COLDER AIR FROM THE NORTH. EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, THE LIGHT
RAIN WILL SWITCH OVER TO FREEZING RAIN, FOLLOWED BY SLEET AND
FINALLY SNOW. MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA SHOULD RECEIVE A SLIGHT
GLAZING OF ICE, FOLLOWED BY BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW
ON WEDNESDAY. FURTHER EAST, INTO FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, THE SLEET AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD BE
SLIGHTLY HIGHER, BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW. THERE IS
STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR,
WHICH WILL GREATLY AFFECT THE TYPES AND AMOUNTS OF WINTRY
PRECIPITATION. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES TO THE FORECAST.

HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY, WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 50S ACROSS
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, TO THE LOWER 60S ACROSS
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT, WILL RANGE FROM THE MIDDLE 20S ACROSS
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA, TO THE LOWER 40S ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

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