Issue Date: 903 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
At 9:03 AM...Doppler radars detected just a few lingering showers
across parts of northwest Arkansas and extreme southeast Oklahoma,
with all other showers and thunderstorms having moved off to the
east. The remaining light showers will soon exit the area as well,
with no additional rainfall expected through the rest of the
morning. Rain chances return to the area later this evening. This
will be the final short term forecast issued for this event.
Issue Date: 443 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.
AREA... Eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.
ONSET... Round One Ongoing, Round Two This Evening.
FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
AREA... Northwestern Osage County.
ONSET... This Afternoon.
Showers and storms are ongoing this morning across much of eastern
Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Storms were generally located
along and south of interstate 40 which is just south of a nearly
stationary mid level front. Showers and storms will eventually
move out of the area by mid to late morning. The strongest storms
may produce small hail and gusty winds.
Another round of showers and storms will move into the area this
evening and overnight. The best chances for storms with this round
will generally be across southeastern Oklahoma. Small hail and
gusty winds will be possible with these storms.
A limited fire weather threat will exist for northwestern Osage
county this afternoon. This area received very little rainfall
overnight and with minimum RH values of 33 to 40 percent and wind
gusts near 20 miles per hour, a limited fire weather threat seems
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...No Hazards.
A strong upper wave will move into the central plains Thursday
into Friday which will bring a strong cold front our way. Showers
and storms will develop ahead of the front Thursday night and will
continue to develop and move across the area Friday. Severe storms
are not expected but small hail and gusty winds may occur in the
Well below normal temperatures are expected behind the front this
weekend. There is a non zero chance for frost to develop for parts
of the area Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings. Areas northwest
of interstate 44 in eastern Oklahoma and the higher terrain of far
northwest Arkansas stand the best chance to see frost each of
these days with Monday being the coldest morning for most. If you
have sensitive vegetation continue to monitor the latest
forecasts and be prepared to protect those plants from the cold.
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