Issue Date: 114 PM CDT Thu May 19 2022
...Severe Weather Potential Increases Friday into Saturday...
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing...Increasing Overnight Tonight.
Southerly winds gusting 15 to near 30 mph are expected across
eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas this afternoon. These
winds are forecast to increase overnight tonight into Friday
morning with gusts of 25 to near 40 mph possible. The strongest
gusts are forecast over northeast Oklahoma and the higher terrain
of southeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas tonight.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential...High Wind Potential...Heavy
SATURDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
An active weather pattern is expected to persist into next 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.
Some of these storms Saturday may become severe during the
afternoon and evening.
Storm chances continue for Sunday and then ramps back up Monday
and Tuesday. Periods of 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 wave.
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