Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FXUS64 KTSA 271959
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
259 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Conditions are prime for significant severe weather later this
afternoon and overnight across eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Extreme instability is currently in place and effective
shear values are supportive of organized updrafts. These
conditions will support all modes of severe weather including
destructive winds, giant hail, and possibly a few strong
tornadoes.

The details on how the eventual convection evolves are less clear
however a likely scenario is of supercells initiating both along
the boundary from NE OK into far NW AR, and further south
along the dryline in south central OK. Currently expanding mid
cloud across central OK is likely a zone of enhanced lift yet to
overspread the region. The capping inversion has continued to
weaken and any further lift along with localized sfc convergence
is expected to spark storm development. Storms further south along
the dryline may be more delayed in development but nevertheless
will also pose significant severe weather potential. The severe
weather threat will continue into the overnight hours awaiting
the passing cold front to clear the area from northwest to
southeast.

The remainder of the forecast is expected to be rather tranquil as
dry weather prevails for early week with increasing thunderstorm
chances for mid to late week. Flow aloft is forecast to weaken
considerably as the westerlies lift well north thus reducing the
severe weather potential.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TUL   65  81  58  87 /  60  10   0   0
FSM   71  83  60  87 /  70  10   0   0
MLC   67  80  57  86 /  70  10   0   0
BVO   62  81  53  87 /  40  10   0  10
FYV   64  77  51  82 /  70  10   0   0
BYV   66  78  54  82 /  70  10   0   0
MKO   66  79  57  86 /  70  10   0   0
MIO   64  80  54  84 /  60  10   0  10
F10   66  80  57  86 /  60  10   0   0
HHW   71  81  61  87 /  80  20  10  10

&&

.TSA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OK...Flood Watch from 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning
     for OKZ049-053-067>076.

AR...Flood Watch from 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning
     for ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029.

&&

$$

LONG TERM....07



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