Issue Date: 501 PM CDT Tue May 24 2022
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
AREA...Far Southeast Oklahoma.
AREA...Far Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas.
HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOOD.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas.
Heavy rain has fallen across much of the area between yesterday
and today with upwards of 4 to 6 inches across parts of northeast
Oklahoma. A line of stronger thunderstorms is currently moving
through far southeast Oklahoma and into western Arkansas this
evening with a threat for some gusty winds and a brief tornado
possible across far southeast Oklahoma for the next hour or so
before that threat diminishes. More scattered light to moderate
showers will remain possible through the night with more rain
moving back over areas that received heavy rainfall over the last
24 hours. Excessive runoff could continue to lead to flash
flooding and ponding of water in roadways, along with rivers and
streams rising out of their banks through the night. Heed any road
closures and remember to turn around when encountering flooded
roadways. THe severe threat should wain this evening and
overnight, though a few stronger storms will be possible again
late tonight across far southeast Oklahoma with gusty winds and
small hail the main threats.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...No Hazards.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...High Wind Potential.
The potential for showers and thunderstorms will continue
on Wednesday as an upper level low moves across the region.
These thunderstorms are expected to remain below severe levels
and the potential for heavy rain will diminish on Wednesday.
Gusty southerly winds are expected over the holiday weekend
with temperatures warming back up to be above normal for
this time of year.
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