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Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
848 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Sunny to partly cloudy conditions were common across area skies
this afternoon. Unseasonably warm and windy conditions were also
observed today, with south winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting at times
into the 30 to near 40 mph range. The combination of warm
southerly winds and sufficient sun aided in record setting
temperatures for the area. High temperatures by late afternoon had
peaked in the lower to upper 80s. Tulsa, Fayetteville, Fort Smith
and McAlester all set new record high temperatures for this date.

At mid evening, skies were clear to partly cloudy with gusty south
winds continuing across the area. Wind speeds have subsided some
from the high levels observed this afternoon, as gusts have only
been in the 25 to 30 mph range on occasion. A few isolated showers
have developed this evening in advance of a dry line and cold
front which are approaching the area from the west. Much of the
precipitation was not reaching the ground however, as the lower
levels of the atmosphere remain relatively dry. Mid evening
temperatures remain mild, with temperatures ranging from the lower
to upper 70s.

Partly cloudy conditions are outlooked for area skies overnight,
with a few sprinkles possible across the north with the passing
cold front, otherwise conditions will remain dry. Gusty south
winds will become gusty southwest winds as the dry line passes,
replaced by brisk northwest winds with the passage of the cold
front. Noticeably cooler temperatures will return to the area
behind the front, with morning lows on Friday to vary from the
upper 30s to around 50 degrees. Partly cloudy skies and breezy
northwest winds prevail through the day tomorrow, along with much
cooler temperatures. Daytime highs will only warm into the lower
50s to mid 60s by late Friday afternoon.

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