The National Weather Service in Little Rock says a strong cold front is heading for the state and is expected to bring precipitation and cold temperatures.
The front is expected to move across the region on Thursday, but meteorologists say no severe storms are in the immediate forecast. Temperatures are forecast to drop by as much as 35 degrees behind the front on Friday.
Temperatures Saturday are expected to fall even more and could bring record lows. Some parts of the state could see near-freezing temperatures Saturday morning.Temperatures are expected to be higher early next week, though there will be lingering precipitation chances.