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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
810 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms persisted
into the evening hours across eastern Oklahoma and western
Arkansas. Rainfall amounts so far reached as high as an inch and
a half. High temperatures today were well above normal, and
reached into the middle 60s, to the lower 70s. At 8pm, winds were
shifting from southerly across the southern half of the area, to
northerly across the northern half, as a cold front moved into the
area. Temperatures ranged from 38 degrees in Bartlesville, to 67
degrees in Fort Smith.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist tonight, and into
Tuesday across all of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Some
of the storms could become strong, with heavy rainfall, intense
lightning, and perhaps some hail. Widespread severe weather,
however, is not expected. The main threat going into Tuesday will
be the heavy rainfall, especially across southeast Oklahoma and
western Arkansas where between 3 and 5 inches of rainfall are
forecast through Thursday morning. This much rain will likely
cause flooding issues, as well as rises on area rivers and
streams. There is also a chance of a light wintry mix of freezing
rain, sleet and snow starting late Tuesday night and into
Wednesday as the cold front brings much colder air into the
region. At this time, frozen precipitation and any ice
accumulation looks to be very light and impacts should remain
minimal. Temperatures will warm back above freezing on Thursday as
the next round of precipitation moves into the area.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the upper 30s across
portions of northeast Oklahoma, to the middle 60s across much of
southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.

High temperatures Tuesday, will range from the lower 60s across
portions of northeast Oklahoma, to the lower 70s across much of
southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.

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