Chance for First Winter Precipitation as Cold Front Pushes In

Southwest Arkansas may see its first wintery precipitation of the winter today as a cold front continues to push in out of the Great Plains.

According to the National Weather Service, areas of rain will continue throughout much of the day across extreme northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas as colder temperatures continue to spread southeast into the region. The NWS forecasts that some of this rain may briefly mix with sleet and snow before diminishing during the late morning through the afternoon.

The NWS expects ground temperatures to remain above freezing in the mid too upper 30’s, so no snow or ice accumulation is expected.

Be cautious of bridges if wintery precipitation occurs as their temperature will be significantly lower than the ground temperature and will have a higher chance of freezing or building up accumulations that could causes issues with traction.

We will continue to keep an eye on the weather and alert you of any potential hazards.

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