Another round of winter weather is expected this week in central Arkansas. Temperatures in the mid-50s are predicted for Tuesday, but then rain, sleet, and possibly more snow will likely arrive Wednesday night.
Marty Trexler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says significant accumulation is anticipated late Wednesday.
"As we approach sunset that cold air will come in to the metroplex and we’ll get a mixture of some sleet and some freezing rain for a period of time, but then overnight snow amounts. We have a winter storm watch out and the reason for that is because snow amounts may get to two to four inches in the Little Rock area," Trexler said.
The roller coaster temperatures coincide with the proclamation by Governor Asa Hutchinson of the first week of March being Severe Weather Awareness Week. This is typically the beginning of tornado season for the state as winter transitions to spring. The National Weather Service recommends that all area residents have a plan for where they would seek shelter in the event of a tornado.