Issue Date: 501 PM CDT Sat May 8 2021
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...This Evening and Tonight.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Far Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...After midnight .
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage across central and
eastern Kansas during the evening and likely expand into
a large thunderstorm complex. This storm complex will
spread east and southeast overnight while a cold front
pushes southeastward. The western edge of the storm
complex along with the approaching cold front will both
provide a chance of storms across northeast Oklahoma
and northwest Arkansas late tonight. Strong low level
winds and sufficient instability will support the
potential for a few strong to severe storms.
Additionally, winds will remain gusty through the
overnight hours. A corridor of strong winds just
above the surface may also prompt periodic gusts
around 40 mph across the higher terrain of southeast
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...High Wind Potential.
MONDAY and TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY...No Hazards.
FRIDAY...High Wind Potential.
Thunderstorm chances will continue during the day
Sunday along and ahead of a passing cold front.
Higher chances will focus southward through the day
with rain chances likely ending across far southeast
Oklahoma by early Sunday evening. A few strong to
severe storms may develop, however it currently appears
the greater coverage of any severe weather will focus
further south across Texas and Arkansas.
Periodic rain and isolated thunderstorm chances will
continue Monday and Tuesday, however severe weather
is not currently expected.
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