Issue Date: 436 PM CDT Wed May 18 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 and Northwest Arkansas.
An outflow boundary from storms last night was located across far
northeast Oklahoma into southwest Missouri. A very unstable
airmass near the boundary along with a weak mid level disturbance
may result in at least isolated thunderstorm development this
evening, with a threat of large hail and damaging winds.
There will also be a chance for thunderstorms late tonight,
mainly across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas as storms
that develop over the high plains organize and move east. A
couple of storms may be strong to severe with some large hail and
strong wind gusts as the primary threats.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
THURSDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...High Wind Potential.
FRIDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential...High Wind Potential.
MONDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
The chance for thunderstorms will be around just about every day
through the period. Severe storms will once again be possible
ahead of a cold front on Friday afternoon and evening. Heavy rain
will also be a concern as storms move over the same areas late
Friday night into Saturday. Mostly dry weather is expected on
Sunday before more rain chances return early next week as a slow
moving upper trough affects the region.
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