Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FLUS44 KTSA 202318
HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
517 PM CST FRI FEB 20 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-211130-
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-
517 PM CST FRI FEB 20 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
        RISK...LIMITED.
        AREA...EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
        ONSET...ONGOING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...LIMITED.
        AREA...MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44.
        ONSET...LATE EVENING.

HEAVY RAIN.
        RISK...LIMITED.
        AREA...MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44.
        ONSET...LATE EVENING.

DISCUSSION...
TEMPERATURES REMAIN AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS PORTIONS
OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.  AS THE LIGHT
RAIN CONTINUES TO DEVELOP...TEMPERATURES COULD FALL A FEW DEGREES
FURTHER WITH AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE. ONLY A LIGHT
GLAZING IS EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS...HOWEVER THIS COULD CREATE A FEW
SLICK SPOTS ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS.

THE RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS EVENING WITH A
FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED BY LATE EVENING INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD BE STRONG WITH DIME TO
NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN. A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP
QUICKLY THROUGH THE AREA LATE TONIGHT LEADING TO A DECREASE IN
SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST TOWARD
SUNRISE.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
LOCAL SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
SATURDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE ONGOING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...OTHERWISE A
DRYING TREND IS EXPECTED WITH GUSTY NORTH WINDS. A STRONGER PUSH
OF VERY COLD AIR ARRIVES ON SUNDAY LEADING TO STEADILY FALLING
TEMPERATURES AND STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS. LIGHT SLEET OR SNOW MAY
DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY...THOUGH ANY
ACCUMULATIONS CURRENTLY APPEAR TO BE LOW.

A BRIEF DRY PERIOD ARRIVES ON TUESDAY WITH WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL
INCREASING LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THE TIMING AND MAGNITUDE
OF THIS STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BE REFINED WITH LATER FORECASTS.


WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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