... Winter Storm Warning now in effect from 9 am Thursday to 6 PM
The Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 9 am Thursday to
6 PM CST Friday.
* Event... accumulating freezing rain... sleet... and snow is
expected between Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.
* Timing... rain will transition to freezing rain in northwest
Arkansas around or shortly after daybreak Thursday. By
Thursday afternoon... much of northern Arkansas will be
experiencing a mix of freezing rain and sleet. Thursday night
and into Friday morning... precipitation is expected to become
snow or a mix of snow and sleet. All precipitation transitions
will begin in the northwest and spread south and east with
* Impact... west of Mountain Home and north of Jasper and
Clinton... ice accumulations approaching one quarter to one half
an inch will be possible Thursday morning before precipitation
largely becomes a mix of sleet and snow Thursday evening. At
that point... an additional 3 to 6 inches of sleet and snow
accumulations will be possible through Friday morning. Elsewhere
in the warned area... ice accumulations will be similar... but
with less sleet and snow accumulations... generally less than 3
inches of snow and sleet.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Gusty winds are also
possible... increasing the threat of downed trees and power lines
due to the weight of accumulated ice. This will make travel very
hazardous or impossible. Individuals are encouraged to continue to
monitor forecast from the National Weather Service in Little Rock
for the latest on the developing winter storm.