The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special school districts are dismissing classes early because of snow in the forecast for the afternoon.
The Little Rock School District will dismiss elementary schools at 1:15 p.m. and secondary schools at 2:30 p.m.
The Pulaski County Special School District says it will let out all students one hour before their regular dismissal times.
North Little Rock elementary schools will dismiss at noon. Middle schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. High schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that's in effect from 3 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Snowfall from a half-inch to up to 3 inches is forecast.
The heaviest snow is expected from Mount Ida to Conway to Newport before the system moves out overnight.
Temperatures in central Arkansas are forecast to rise well above freezing on Saturday, which should dispatch a lot of the ice and snow that accumulated this week. However, more wintery precipitation is forecast for early next week.