TULSA – The National Weather Service in Tulsa is predicting isolated thunderstorms throughout the region today.

“Isolated thunderstorms may develop tomorrow afternoon across parts of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas,” Forecasters said. “There will be a low threat of a marginally severe thunderstorm in northwest Arkansas to the east of I-49 during this time.”

In addition to the storms expected today, meteorologists say that more severe weather can be expected into the weekend.

“An unsettled weather pattern is expected to set up across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas from Friday night into early next week with several rounds of thunderstorms expected across the region,” Forecasters said. “The best chances of thunderstorms will come Saturday into Saturday night and again Monday into Tuesday.”

The forecast office says severe weather can be expected during these times with all modes of severe weather possible. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected during this time with locally higher amounts possible.

“This could lead to additional flooding of low lying areas,” Meteorologists said. “The exact details in timing and potential severe weather impacts will be refined in upcoming forecasts.”

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