Regional Weather Summary
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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1101 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Partly cloudy skies persisted through the morning hours across
eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Low temperatures this
morning dropped down into the upper 40s, to the upper 50s. At
11am, winds were out of the southeast, between 10 and 20 miles
per hour, gusting to 30 miles per hour. Temperatures ranged from
59 in Fort Smith, to 69 degrees in McAlester.

A low pressure system is currently deepening over the southern
Rockies, and is expected to track eastward into the Central and
Southern Plains tomorrow. Ahead of this system, strong southerly
winds will persist, with gusts reaching over 30 miles per hour at
times. This, with the warmer temperatures, will also create a
high fire spread threat today. Showers and thunderstorms will
likely develop across western Oklahoma late tonight, and then push
eastward during the day Friday. Some of these storms could become
strong to severe, with all modes of severe weather possible. This
includes large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. The
low pressure system will push east of the region Saturday
afternoon, leaving conditions quiet for Saturday night into Sunday
morning. Another system will quickly develop bringing another
chance for showers and storms for Sunday evening.

High temperatures today, will range from the lower 70s across
northwest Arkansas, to the lower 80s across much of eastern

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the upper 50s, to the
lower 60s area wide.


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