More Winter Weather Possible For Central Arkansas

Dec 12, 2013

There is the potential for more winter weather in Arkansas this weekend.

The National Weather service is forecasting a surface low pressure system in Oklahoma will bring a cold front across Arkansas Friday night and Saturday.

With it will come chances of precipitation, primarily on Friday morning.

Senior forecaster Joe Goudsward says the weather system is not expected to cause any major problems.

“There will be just enough cold air in place. Initially, we could see a little bit of freezing rain and maybe a few ice pellets, however, it’s not going to last very long before temperatures warm up to give us just rain,” Goudsward said.

He says the accumulation, if any, should be very minimal.

“It’s going to be a cold rain. Temperatures will start off right around freezing, and warm up to the mid to upper 30s by the end of the day,” said Goudsward.

He says the northern part of the state may see a little more freezing precipitation as the system pulls out early Sunday, but for the most part, it should be primarily a rain event.

It follows an ice storm last weekend that impacted much of the state, causing dangerous driving conditions  and closing schools in some areas for several days.