Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1042 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-Choctaw-Osage-Washington OK-Nowata-Craig-Ottawa-Pawnee-
Latimer-Le Flore-
Including the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Berryville,
Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale, Huntsville, Van Buren,
Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith, Antlers, Clayton, Hugo, Pawhuska,
Bartlesville, Nowata, Vinita, Miami, Pawnee, Tulsa, Claremore,
Pryor, Grove, Jay, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tahlequah,
Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw, McAlester, Stigler,
Wilburton, and Poteau
1042 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

At 10:42 PM...Doppler radars detected scattered showers and
thunderstorms across much of eastern Oklahoma. Movement was toward
the northeast at around 35 mph, while the entire area gradually
shifts east.

Through 12:00 AM...Occasional showers and thunderstorms will
continue for eastern Oklahoma, with activity also spreading into
northwest Arkansas. The primary impacts from the stronger storms
will be damaging winds and large hail, however isolated tornadoes
are also possible, especially with the storms moving through
east-central and southeast Oklahoma. Very heavy rainfall can also
be expected, as rainfall rates of 1 to near 2 inches per hour have
been common with this activity. Frequent cloud to ground lightning
can also be expected in and near thunderstorms.

A tornado watch is in effect for most of eastern Oklahoma until

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