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Freezing rain expected Tuesday across Arkansas

National Weather Service (Little Rock)

Only minor changes have been made to the configuration of warnings and advisories across the state. Areas along and north of I-40, east of Little Rock, could see lower ice amounts if more sleet develops. Precipitation type is a bit more uncertain along this corridor. 

After a brief break in precipitation this morning, an additional system (the main freezing rain producer) is expected to move in by this afternoon continuing through tonight, affecting much of the state. Temperatures will likely remain at or below freezing throughout the day across nearly all of Arkansas. 

Total ice accumulation through Wednesday morning will range from less than 1/10 of an inch to as much as 1/2 inch. The main area of concern for the heaviest ice accumulation stretches from near Mena eastward across central into eastern Arkansas. Additionally, portions of northern Arkansas could see some light (less than 1 inch) sleet/snow accumulation. 

The primary event is expected to wrap up late Wednesday morning as precipitation comes to an end briefly and temperatures rise back above the freezing mark.

Rain is expected to develop again from Wednesday evening through Thursday night. At this time, temperatures appear to be warm enough where freezing rain shouldn’t be a widespread concern, but it could remain cold enough for some freezing rain to occur across parts of northern Arkansas.

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