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Winter storm warning issued for Arkansas

By: 7 January 2011 3 Comments

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has forecast winter weather this weekend for all of Arkansas and portions of the surrounding states of Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

According to the Weather Service, a cold front pushed through Arkansas from the north today and cold, dry weather will follow it on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, precipitation is building from the south and should bring snow early Sunday through early Monday. The southernmost parts of the state should receive a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow while the rest of the state will likely receive snow.

The Weather Service said northern parts of the state should receive less than 2 inches of snow, central parts of the state should receive 2 inches to 4 inches of precipitation and southern portions of Arkansas could receive as much as 6 inches of sleet and snow.

Precipitation forecasts through Monday morning.

If you’d like to keep up with the latest temperatures and forecasts, click here to visit the National Weather Service.

Of course, we at First Arkansas News will have a little something special planned in case our readers are trapped in their homes and looking for something to do. That’s right — we’ll post a couple of old time radio episodes in our Weekend OTR series, so stop in for those if you’re in the need of quality entertainment.

Meanwhile, stay warm, stay dry and make sure to hit the grocery stores before all the essentials are gone.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has updated its forecast. Click here to read all about it.

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  • Jay Edwards said:

    Already got the essentials. Chili and a three quarter full alcohol jar. Come on snow!

  • Ethan C. Nobles (author) said:

    Jay — You’re all set then, man! Ah, the good ole alcohol jar — I’ll remember that reference for the rest of my life.

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