599  
FLUS44 KTSA 232256  
HWOTSA  
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK  
456 PM CST FRI FEB 23 2018  
 
ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-241130-  
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-  
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-  
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-  
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-  
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-  
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-  
456 PM CST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
..HEAVY RAIN IMPACTS CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
 
 
THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS  
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.  
   
DAY ONE
 
THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT.  
 
FLASH FLOOD.  
RISK...LIMITED.  
AREA...ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44.  
ONSET...ONGOING.  
 
HEAVY RAIN.  
RISK...ELEVATED.  
AREA...ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44.  
ONSET...ONGOING.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.  
RISK...ELEVATED.  
AREA...PRIMARILY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40.  
ONSET...ONGOING.  
 
DISCUSSION...  
WIDESPREAD RAIN WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE  
TO SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST  
ARKANSAS THIS EVENING. AN AXIS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL  
IS LIKELY SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44, WHERE ADDITIONAL  
AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING  
AND OVERNIGHT. THESE RAINS WILL RAISE THE POTENTIAL FOR  
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONALLY, SEVERAL LARGER  
RIVER BASINS ARE CURRENTLY IN FLOOD STAGE AND THIS  
WILL CONTINUE OR WORSEN INTO SATURDAY.  
THE HIGHEST COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT  
IS EXPECTED TO BE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40. SEVERE  
WEATHER IS NOT LIKELY.  
 
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...  
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.  
SATURDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL.  
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...NO HAZARDS.  
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.  
THURSDAY...NO HAZARDS.  
 
EXTENDED DISCUSSION...  
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP EARLY SATURDAY MORNING  
ACROSS NORTH TEXAS AND SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH  
THE DAY ON SATURDAY. WIDESPREAD RAINS ARE AGAIN  
EXPECTED SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44 AND FLOODING  
POTENTIAL WILL FURTHER INCREASE. ADDITIONALLY,  
CONDITIONS WILL BECOME MORE SUPPORTIVE FOR A  
FEW SEVERE STORMS ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND  
WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON  
HOURS. THE MAJORITY OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  
WILL PUSH FURTHER EAST BY SATURDAY EVENING, HOWEVER  
ANY ONGOING FLOODING WILL CONTINUE AFTER THE RAINS  
END.  
THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE  
AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WHICH WILL MARK  
THE RETURN OF THUNDERSTORM CHANCES.  
 
WEATHER.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  
 

 
 
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