Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
450 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017



VFR conditions should generally prevail through the period,
although a short window for MVFR ceilings will exist after
midnight tonight at the NW AR terminals before a cold front pushes
through. Winds will shift from the south to southwest to the
northwest tonight and into tomorrow with the frontal passage.
Some potential for low cloud at VFR heights will exist at the NE
OK and far NW AR terminals tomorrow afternoon as an upper level
wave moves overhead.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 307 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017/


A Red Flag Warning continues through 7 pm for portions of
northeast Oklahoma, mainly west of highway 75. Temperatures
have soared int the 70s across much of this area with the
aid of south-southwesterly winds gusting to around 35 mph.
Relative humidity values between 20 and 30 percent and dry
vegetation are also creating the favorable fire spread
conditions. These conditions are expected to improve after sunset
as humidity values rise and temperatures fall.

Temperatures are a good 20 to 25 degrees above normal this
afternoon across eastern Oklahoma and western arkansas. Temperatures
will be much closer to normal on Wednesday as a cold front moves
through the region Tonight. High temperatures on Wednesday will be
in the 40s and 50s.

Benign weather is on tap for eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas
through the period as a northwesterly flow develops aloft and
moisture remains limited. Temperatures are expected to remain near
normal for this time of year.


OK...Red Flag Warning until 7 PM CST this evening for OKZ054-055-059-



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