Issue Date: 447 AM CDT Thu May 19 2022
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma; Far Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing...ending by midday.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma; Terrain of Southeast Oklahoma.
There is a limited risk of severe storms this morning, mainly
across northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas, in the
vicinity of an area of low pressure moving across the region.
Damaging winds to 60 mph and hail to quarter size are the main
threats. Storms should end by midday.
Strong, gusty winds are expected late tonight into Friday morning
across northeast Oklahoma and the terrain of southeast Oklahoma.
Gusts to near 40 mph will be possible.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY...Severe Thunderstorm and Heavy Rain Potential.
SATURDAY thru MONDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
An active weather pattern is expected to persist over the upcoming
week. A stalling cold front will be the focus for afternoon and
evening thunderstorms across eastern Oklahoma Friday. Conditions
are favorable for these storms to become severe, with all modes of
severe weather possible. The cold front will advance east on
Saturday, and will continue to focus storms to the south of I-44,
and some of these storms may become severe during the afternoon
After a break on Sunday, storm potential ramps back up Sunday
night into Monday and will continue into next week. Locally heavy
rainfall will be possible with these storms. The highest severe
weather potential is expected to be on Tuesday, as warm and
unstable air lifts back north into the region ahead of an upper
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