... Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Friday...
An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Friday.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued an Ice
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM
* Event... significant ice accumulations are expected across
central Arkansas tonight and Friday.
* Timing... rain will continue to develop and overspread the area
tonight. Precipitation will gradually changeover to freezing
rain across area overnight as surface temperatures slowly fall
to near or just below the freezing mark. Some sleet could mix in
at times on Friday. The precipitation will taper off from the
west Friday afternoon.
* Ice accumulations... up to one half of an inch is expected... with
upwards of three quarters of an inch possible in some areas.
* Impact... very hazardous travel will develop. Numerous downed
tree branches... trees... and power lines... that may lead to the
potential for widespread and prolonged power outages. Falling
trees and tree branches may also become a danger to anyone
An Ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations
will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly
discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you
must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will
likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that
add to the danger.
Individuals are encouraged to continue to monitor forecast from
the National Weather Service in Little Rock for the latest
regarding this winter storm.