A winter storm warning has been issued for the eastern half of Arkansas with forecasters predicting the potential for "significant snow accumulations" of up to six inches in addition to freezing rain and sleet.
The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday. A winter weather advisory has also been issued for much of western Arkansas.
The weather service says freezing rain and drizzle is expected Thursday, followed by sleet and snow and that strong winds could create blizzard-like conditions, making travel possibly very hazardous to impossible.
The precipitation is expected to end during the morning Friday.