Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
550 PM CDT Sat May 27 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
550 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

At 5:50 PM...Doppler radars indicated thunderstorms increasing in
coverage along a cold front across far northeast Oklahoma.
Additional scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms were also
detected across northeast Oklahoma into far northwest Arkansas.
All of this activity was moving rapidly northeast, at 40 to 50

Through 7:15 PM...Scattered showers and thunderstorms will
continue across the area, with additional development expected
westward along the cold front across far northeast Oklahoma. Large
hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible with
the storms that occur on this boundary. Heavy downpours can also
be expected, as rainfall rates in excess of one inch per hour have
been observed. Dangerous and frequent cloud to ground lightning
can also be expected with any thunderstorms that occur.

A tornado watch remains in effect for most of eastern Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas until midnight.

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