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6:09 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Freezing Temperatures and Snow Likely for Arkansas

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Another round of wintry weather is on its way toward much of the state with freezing temperatures and rain, sleet, and snow likely Sunday afternoon. Marty Trexler with the National Weather Service said accumulation won't be significant in the central part of the state.

“As the temperature falls Sunday afternoon into the 30s then we have a chance for that light rain to switch over to maybe a little bit of sleet and then eventually a little bit of light snow as it finally ends. Any sleet or snow accumulation in the Little Rock area would certainly be less than an inch, maybe a quarter of an inch in some spots,” said Trexler.

But he said the temperature will get much colder.

“We'll have quite a breezy north wind so our wind chills Monday morning will also be in the single digits, 0 to 5 degrees, we might even see a couple of wind chill temperatures drop below 0 degrees. So, we have that wind chill advisory going late Sunday into Monday,” said Trexler.

Accumulation in the northern part of the state will be greater, with predictions ranging from 5 to 8 inches in Mountain Home and Fayetteville. Trexler said temperatures will stay low and won't be near the freezing mark until Tuesday's high around 34 degrees.