Hard Freeze Expected For The Entire State Tuesday Night
Temperatures in Arkansas are expected to dip to the lowest in the season so far Tuesday night. A cold front entered the northern part of the state Tuesday morning and will spread to the south throughout the day. A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Low temperatures for Tuesday night are expected to range from near 15 degrees in the northwest to the mid and upper 20’s in the south. Senior Forecaster for the National Weather Service of Arkansas Brian Smith says the chance for any precipitation is very small. “We actually have had some very light snow flurries in parts of northeast Arkansas this morning, but the chance for any precipitation is pretty much waning for the day,” Smith said. The cold snap is expected to last from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Wednesday’s high temperatures will be in the 40’s and the low’s will be in the 20’s, but by the end of the week, the hard freeze is expected to end. “By Thursday and Friday it will warm back up into the 50’s, and we are looking at temperatures in the 60’s to near 70 on Saturday and Sunday,” Smith said. Strong winds are also associated with the cold front, but Smith says winds will become light by Tuesday night.