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State bracing for wintry weather

National Weather Service (Little Rock)

Winter weather headlines have been issued for much of the state. Winter weather advisories are in effect for portions of northern, west-central and southern Arkansas. An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for portions of central and northeastern Arkansas. Changes to headlines are possible as conditions change and/or new data becomes available.

As temperatures slowly drop at or below freezing, two systems are expected to pull moisture into the state. The first system is expected by Monday afternoon bringing the chance of freezing rain/sleet to portions of northern and central Arkansas. The second system (the main freezing rain producer) is expected to move in Tuesday afternoon, affecting a larger portion of the state.

Total ice accumulation through Wednesday morning is expected to be less than 1/4 inch in most locations, but up to 1/2 inch (significant) across portions of central, east-central and northeastern Arkansas. Additionally, portions of northern Arkansas could see up to 1 inch of sleet/snow accumulation.

The event is expected to wrap up late Wednesday morning as temperatures rise back above the freezing mark. Rain is still expected to continue through Thursday night.

CLICK HERE for a full overview by the National Weather Service in Little Rock.

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