Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK
AWUS84 KTSA 231534
EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1034 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016
Clear skies persisted through the morning hours across eastern
Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Low temperatures this morning
dropped down into the upper 60s to the upper 70s. At 10am, winds
were out of the southwest, between 5 and 10 miles per hour,
gusting to 15 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged from 88 degrees
in Fayetteville, to 91 degrees in Tulsa.
A large area of upper level high pressure will continue to
dominate the Southern and Central Plains, continuing a period of
mainly clear and hot weather. There is a slight chance of
isolated afternoon thunderstorms, mainly across the higher
elevation areas of far eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
Temperatures will reach into the upper 90s and lower 100s, with
heat indices between 100 and 110 through the weekend. Use extra
caution if planning any outdoor work or activities. The area of
high pressure will begin to break down and shift west next week,
allowing chances of precipitation back into the forecast, however
temperatures will still remain in the 90s.
High temperatures today, will range from the lower 90s across
northwest Arkansas, to the lower 100s across east central
Low temperatures tonight, will range from the lower 70s across
northwest Arkansas, to the lower 80s across portions of eastern
Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.