Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FXUS64 KTSA 160441

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1141 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

Scattered mid/high clouds will continue spreading into the area
overnight in association with upper jet streak. Lower clouds will
move in from the south as main disturbance shifts into the Central
Plains. MVFR ceilings are expected late tonight across SE OK/NW
AR through mid morning Friday with a few scattered showers before
clearing from west to east. Winds will begin to increase and
remain gusty Friday afternoon behind dry line.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 924 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018/

Fire weather conditions slowly improving as relative humidity
values increase and wind speeds lessen some. Current PoP
configuration for after 06z looks good across far eastern Oklahoma
and northwest Arkansas. Strong low pressure currently across far
eastern Colorado will continue to slide east overnight, with rain
and isolated thunderstorms expected to develop in the warm
advection regime, mainly across far eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas, ahead of the low. Most precip should be east of the area
around 12z. Overnight temperatures look good, as well as the
remaining forecast elements. Drier air on strong southwesterly
surface winds will prevail tomorrow, and fire weather concerns
will quickly escalate across most, if not all of the forecast
area. Current fire headlines will be left as they are, though will
refresh both products given current expiration time.

No zone update planned at this time.


OK...Fire Weather Watch from Friday afternoon through Friday evening
     for OKZ063-068-069-072-074-075.

     Red Flag Warning from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Friday for OKZ054>062-

AR...Fire Weather Watch from Friday afternoon through Friday evening
     for ARZ001-010.



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