Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
514 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011030-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
514 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016


THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS REMAINED ONGOING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THIS AFTERNOON ALONG LEFTOVER
OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE
REGION. GUSTY WINDS UP TOWARD 50 MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. THIS ACTIVITY
WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE INTO THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE
COVERAGE BEGINS TO DECREASE WITH THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING.
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVERNIGHT...MAINLY ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO FAR NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS AS THE FRONT NEARS THE REGION.

ALSO THIS AFTERNOON...WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA HAD HELPED TO CREATE HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE MID 90S TO
AROUND 100 DEGREES. THESE CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE INTO
THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...NO HAZARDS.
TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THURSDAY WITH THE GREATER
CHANCES ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THE REGION. GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
AGAIN BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. BEHIND THE
EXITING FRONTAL BOUNDARY...A COOLER AND DRIER AIRMASS IS FORECAST
TO MOVE INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FOR THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES LOOK TO RETURN NEXT WEEK AS
ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACH THE
REGION.

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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