Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK
AWUS84 KTSA 290257
Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
957 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
Cloudy skies persisted into the evening hours across eastern
Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms developed during the late evening, beginning a
prolonged period of precipitation across the area. High
temperatures this afternoon reached into the upper 60s in the
north, to the lower 80s in the south. At 9pm, winds were out of
the east between 5 and 10 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged
from 64 degrees in Bartlesville, to 76 degrees in McAlester.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop tonight,
expanding in coverage and intensity overnight. Some of the storms
could become strong to severe, with the main threats being large
hail and strong damaging winds. An isolated tornado is also
possible. The precipitation will persist into Saturday, as a
strong low pressure system lifts northeast across the region.
Strong to severe storms will again be possible Saturday afternoon
and evening, with the main threats being large hail and strong
winds. This multi day event will also bring high amounts of
rainfall to the region, with between 2 to 8 inches of rainfall
expected. The heaviest rainfall will fall southeast of highway 44,
across northwest Arkansas into southeast Oklahoma. This will lead
to both areal and urban flooding issues, as well as flooding on
area rivers and streams. Use caution if out and about this weekend
and never drive your vehicle into a flooded roadway. The water
may be deeper than it appears or the road could be washed out.
Most weather related deaths occur due to flooding.
Low temperatures tonight, will range from the middle 50s across
northeast Oklahoma, to the lower 70s across southeast Oklahoma.
High temperatures Saturday, will range from the upper 50s across
northeast Oklahoma, to the lower 80s across southeast Oklahoma and
west central Arkansas.