System Brings Snow, Sleet to Arkansas

Mar 21, 2013

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As a wintry storm system continues to move across the state today residents of Central Arkansas can look out for some icy precipitation early this afternoon.

A recent cold front which passed through the state this week is combining with rain to cause a wintry mix to pour down on much of the state. “So we have a forecast of 1 to 3 [inches] and higher amounts across northeast Arkansas, mainly from Harrison to Newport and places like Jonesboro and Corning and places up there. They could see more than four inches,” says Meteorologist Emily Nipper of the National Weather Service.

She does not expect sleet to accumulate in Central Arkansas as it will soon be replaced by the rain, which should last awhile. “Another system will come through during the day on Friday and so it will be another cold rain across the Little Rock area and then another system will come through on Saturday. And the entire system will move out of the state during the day on Sunday.”