Sleet, freezing rain and snow fell across Arkansas Friday, leading to slippery and slushy roadways and power outages in many areas. The National Weather Service says temperature will continue to drop and the likelihood for more icy precipitation will linger into the weekend.
“We will see low temperatures [Friday night] in the central Arkansas area between 10 and 17 degrees,” says NWS Meteorologist Jeff Hood.
“This will be one of the coldest nights we’ve seen in this part of the state in a long while. Areas farther to the north that are seeing snow fall today will have an even colder night. Temperatures near the Missouri border will approach the zero degree mark tonight,” he says.
Hood says the central region will see a lull in precipitation, only to pick back up tomorrow night.
“By Saturday evening and Saturday night we’re going to have another disturbance basically bringing some more moisture to the state and with temperatures below freezing that moisture—basically that system will provide for another chance of primarily freezing rain and sleet.”
Hood says freezing weather will continue through the early part of next week, with things warming up around Wednesday.