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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
817 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

Widespread rain and embedded thunderstorms occurred across eastern
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas today, in association with a
strong cold front pushing through the region. Some locally heavy
rainfall was observed, and as the colder air moved in, a
transition from rain to a mixture of freezing rain and sleet
occurred across parts of the area. Ushering in the colder air,
were gusty north winds of 10 to 20 mph with occasional higher
gusts. The range of high temperatures across the are today varied
from the upper 30s to lower 70s.

At mid evening, overcast skies were common with scattered rain,
freezing rain and isolated light sleet occurring across the area.
The cold front had cleared the area, and extended through central
Arkansas into northeast Texas. North winds of 10 to 15 mph were
common around the area this evening, with occasional higher gusts
to around 25 mph. Mid evening temperatures had fallen into the mid
20s to lower 50s.

The ongoing precipitation will gradually shift east through the
evening and overnight, before redeveloping to our south on
Wednesday and lifting north through the area. The breezy north
winds will persist overnight, with morning lows tomorrow to vary
from the lower 20s to around 40 degrees. A wintry mix of
precipitation is expected across the area on Wednesday, with the
precipitation gradually transitioning back to rain through the day
as temperatures slowly warm. High temperatures on Wednesday will
range from the lower 30s to lower 40s.

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