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EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
705 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES DURING THE AFTERNOON, CLEARED FROM WEST TO EAST
BY MID EVENING. THE LIGHT PRECIPITATION AFFECTING THE FAR EAST ALSO
SHIFTED OFF TO THE EAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY REACHED INTO THE
UPPER 30S, TO THE MIDDLE 40S. AT 7PM, WINDS WERE OUT OF THE SOUTH,
BETWEEN 5 AND 10 MILES PER HOUR. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 28 DEGREES
IN BARTLESVILLE, TO 40 DEGREES IN FORT SMITH.

CLEAR SKIES AND QUIET CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT, AND INTO
TOMORROW. LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL INCREASE DURING THE
DAY THURSDAY, TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MILES PER HOUR, WITH GUSTS
REACHING 40 MILES PER HOUR ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. THE STRONG
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL WARM TEMPERATURES INTO THE 50S AND EVEN 60S BY
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL ALSO CREATE DANGEROUS FIRE SPREAD
POTENTIAL. THE BREEZY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY, BEFORE SHIFTING OUT OF THE NORTH AS A FRONT PUSHES
INTO THE REGION LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY
DEVELOP AHEAD OF AND BEHIND THIS FRONT, AND COULD SWITCH OVER TO A
MIX OF FREEZING DRIZZLE, SLEET AND SNOW EARLY SATURDAY AS
TEMPERATURES DROP BEHIND THE FRONT. THE AREAS MOSE LIKELY TO BE
AFFECTED BY THE FROZEN PRECIPITATION ARE NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL COME TO AN END SATURDAY
EVENING, AS DRIER AIR FILTERS INTO THE AREA. SNOW AND ICE
ACCUMULATIONS LOOK MINIMAL AT THIS TIME.

LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT, WILL RANGE FROM THE MIDDLE 20S, TO THE
MIDDLE 30S AREA WIDE.

HIGH TEMPERATURES THURSDAY, WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S ACROSS
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, TO THE LOWER 60S ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

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