Forecasters Expect Weekend Winter Weather in Northwest Arkansas

Nov 20, 2013

Freezing rain and sleet build on a side-view mirror last winter in Little Rock.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast that calls for a possible mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to enter parts of Arkansas this weekend.

Forecasters say a cold front is expected to roll into the state Thursday night, bringing winter weather, substantial rainfall and frigid temperatures to areas in northwest Arkansas. The possibility for freezing rain will reach its peak Sunday and continue into the overnight hours.

While it is unlikely the wintry mix will impact parts of central Arkansas, a small chance of freezing rain is expected for Monday morning.

"At this point, the details haven't been ironed out just yet," said meteorologist Brian Smith with the National Weather Service. "It's really too far out to speculate right now."

Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the week, with Little Rock lows dipping into the mid-20s.