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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Oct. 21, 2017 at 11:00:47 am CDT

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An enhanced severe weather potential is forecast across much of the region starting late this afternoon and continuing into the overnight hours. Thunderstorms will begin to develop across Central Kansas to Central Oklahoma along a cold front this afternoon and spread into Northeast Oklahoma during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Damaging winds to 70 mph, large hail and also a limited tornado potential will be possible with the initial storm development. During the evening hours, storms are expected to develop into a squall line along the front and spread across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas overnight. Severe potentials will continue into the overnight hours with the main threat transitioning to more of a damaging wind threat. However, a limited tornado potential will remain possible with the threat of quick spin ups along the leading line of the east southeast moving squall line. After midnight tonight, severe potentials should begin to decrease ahead of the front across Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas as instability weakens. Behind the front, decreasing thunderstorm potential is forecast with rain showers remaining possible into the morning hours Sunday.
Widespread heavy rainfall amounts in the 1 to 2 inch range with locally higher amounts around 3 inches and greater are forecast across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas with the storms through tonight. Localized flash flooding could become possible along with the potential for some river flooding across the region.
.Today...Thunderstorms likely and chance of showers. Highs 70 to 84.
.Tonight...Breezy. Periods of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 46 to 63.
.Sun...Sunny. Chance of rain showers. Highs 61 to 73.
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