The potential for rain continues through tonight across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas as moisture streams into the region in advance of an approaching storm system. The greatest chances of rain today will be southeast of Interstate 44, with rain chances increasing across the whole area tonight. Rain chances will continue Monday in advance of a storm system that will move through the area Monday night. A few thunderstorms may develop Monday afternoon and evening as the airmass becomes slightly unstable. The showers and thunderstorms should end Monday night as the storm system pushes east of the area. Rapid fire spread potential will become more of a concern toward the middle of next week, as winds increase and temperatures warm into the 60s and possibly 70s ahead of a late week cold front. There are some indications that some wintry weather may be possible late Thursday night into Friday in association with the front.
Rain and Then Fire in the Week Ahead
By NWS-Tulsa • Feb 10, 2019