Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FXUS64 KTSA 292330

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
630 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

MVFR ceilings will develop late tonight and early Thursday and
will persist through the day Thursday. A few patches of light
rain may occur Thursday in northeast Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas, but the chances are too low at any one site to include
in the TAF. West winds will occasionally gust over 20 knots during
the day Thursday.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 355 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017/


Surface low near the Oklahoma/Kansas border southwest of Wichita
will move northeast overnight. Weak dryline/cold front is moving
across northeast Oklahoma at this time, and the potential still
exists for a few strong to severe storms east of this boundary
over the next few hours. However, the greatest coverage of severe
storms will likely be east of our forecast area.

Thursday will be a cloudy, raw day, with the possibility of a few
showers across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
Temperatures will struggle to warm much at all during the day,
with some places likely not even reaching 50 degrees.

A rapid warmup begins Friday and continues Saturday ahead of the
next storm system that will result in another round of showers and
thunderstorms late Saturday into Monday. This system will take a
southerly track, so the severe weather risk in our area will be
quite low. Locally heavy rain will be possible however.

Another upper system will follow quickly on the heels of this one
Tuesday and Wednesday. Moisture return will be limited, but the
strength of the system dictates at least a mention of showers and
thunderstorms around Tuesday night of next week.

Stayed close to guidance temperatures the next couple days, with
the much colder NAM and ECMWF MOS numbers preferred for high
temperatures Thursday.





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