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More winter weather coming

Posted: February 3, 2014 - 10:20am
This graphic shows advisories issued throughout Arkansas in front of a winter weather system expected to move into the state around sunrise Tuesday. Some of northeast Arkansas has been issued a winter weather advisory (purple). As of Monday afternoon, Faulkner County had been issued a special weather statement (tan).
This graphic shows advisories issued throughout Arkansas in front of a winter weather system expected to move into the state around sunrise Tuesday. Some of northeast Arkansas has been issued a winter weather advisory (purple). As of Monday afternoon, Faulkner County had been issued a special weather statement (tan).

The next in a line of wintry weather storms will move into western Arkansas around sunrise Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

With it will come hazardous driving conditions as the northern two-thirds of the state could be affected immediately by freezing rain and sleet. Snow is possible in some areas near the northern border, the weather service said.

Meteorologist John Robinson said warmer air from the south should change the precipitation to rain in central and southern Arkansas by noon, while the northern region of the state will continue to see wintry weather into the afternoon hours.

Most precipitation is expected to leave Arkansas by the early evening hours Tuesday, but some light snow or flurries could occur in northwest Arkansas, Robinson said.

Northeast Arkansas has already been issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday, and Robinson said later forecasts are likely to include an advisory for much of northern Arkansas.

Two more winter weather systems are expected to affect the state Thursday and into Friday, and Saturday into Sunday, Robinson said.

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