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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
902 PM CDT Wed Aug 9 2017

Mostly clear skies persisted into the evening hours across much
of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, except for north
central Oklahoma where showers and thunderstorms were approaching
from the north. High temperatures this afternoon reached into the
lower 80s, to the upper 80s. At 9pm, winds were light and
variable. Temperatures ranged from 72 degrees in Fayetteville, to
82 degrees in Riverside.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase overnight
tonight and into Thursday morning, starting across northeast
Oklahoma and gradually shifting east with time. While a few of the
storms could become strong tonight, widespread severe weather is
not expected. A better chance for showers and storms will develop
late Thursday night and into Friday morning, when a thunderstorm
complex is expected to spread into the area from Kansas. Severe
weather will be possible with this system, with the main threats
being strong damaging winds, hail, and possibly an isolated
tornado. Several repetitive waves of precipitation are expected to
last into the weekend, bringing a prolonged period of rainfall.
Between Thursday evening and Sunday evening, several inches of
rain will likely fall across the forecast area, which could cause
flooding issues.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the
middle 60s across northwest Arkansas, to the lower 70s across much
of eastern and southeast Oklahoma.

High temperatures Thursday, will range from the lower 80s across
northwest Arkansas, to the lower 90s across southeast Oklahoma
and western Arkansas.

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