River Valley Three-Day Extended Forecast and Hazardous Weather Statement
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Tulsa OK 440 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2023 ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-240945- 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- 440 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2023 ...DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE TO CONTINUE THIS WEEK... This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much of Eastern Oklahoma. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. DANGEROUS HEAT. RISK...Critical. AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. ONSET...This Afternoon. DISCUSSION... Dangerous heat and humid conditions will continue across all of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas through the afternoon and into this evening. Heat index values between 110 and 117 will be common. Continue taking heat related precautions if you spend any extended time outdoors. SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT... Spotter Activation Not Expected. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday. THURSDAY and FRIDAY...Dangerous Heat Potential. SATURDAY and SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Dangerous Heat Potential. MONDAY...Thunderstorm Potential. TUESDAY...No Hazards. EXTENDED DISCUSSION... Dangerous heat will remain a concern through the end of the work week and into the weekend. Rain and storm chances increase this weekend as a frontal boundary moves into the region. Initially, storm chances will be the highest over the terrain in western Arkansas and far eastern Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Low storm chances increase across all of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas Sunday night into Monday. The front will also provide relief from the heat early next week.