Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK
AWUS84 KTSA 260209
Eastern Oklahoma/Northwest Arkansas Weather Summary
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
909 PM CDT SAT JUN 25 2016
Sunny, hot and humid conditions were observed across eastern
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas this afternoon. Dry and stable
conditions were provided by a mid level ridge of high pressure.
Meanwhile, warmer than normal temperatures and high relative
humidities resulted in elevated heat index values, which ranged
from the upper 90s to near 105 degrees. Actual high temperatures
this afternoon varied from the lower to mid 90s.
At mid evening, mostly clear skies were common over the area, with
light south to southeast winds prevailing. A large area of showers
and thunderstorms were occurring across Kansas, the Oklahoma and
Texas Panhandles and into New Mexico and eastern Colorado. The mid
level ridge of high pressure has maintained a dry and stable
atmosphere for our area. Temperatures around the area this evening
ranged from the upper 70s to upper 80s.
Mostly clear conditions are outlooked for area skies overnight,
along with a south to southeast wind of 5 to 10 mph. There will be
a slight chance for the convection to our north and and northwest
to impact far northern Oklahoma and possibly the extreme northwest
corner of Arkansas overnight, otherwise conditions will remain dry
through the period. Morning lows tomorrow will vary from the lower
70s to near 80 degrees. Skies will be partly cloudy through the
day tomorrow, with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms
by afternoon for all areas. Temperatures will be warmer than
normal again on Sunday, with daytime highs to warm into the lower
to upper 90s by late afternoon.