Temps to plummet, turning rain to ice, snow — WINTER STORM ALERT

Doris Richards
January 13, 2018

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We will have updates from the Shoals to Sand Mountain throughout the day Friday and updates on road conditions from across the area.

As of 6:00 am sleet continues to transition to snow.

Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Winter weather is expected Thursday night and into Friday morning for parts of Arkansas. Slush has been reported on Interstate-24 and traffic has been reported moving slowly.

Downed trees could be a concern in some areas due to the storm.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Periods of snow in the evening with a few flurries after midnight. Track temperatures and our next snow chances with our Local4Casters app.

The National Weather Service said two to five inches of snow accumulations are expected along with slippery road conditions.

Temps to plummet, turning rain to ice, snow — WINTER STORM ALERT
Temps to plummet, turning rain to ice, snow — WINTER STORM ALERT

The state patrol also released a list of driving tips for the snowy conditions. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 20s. There's a chance of snow on Sunday and Monday.

Thursday: Rain and snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 1pm, then a chance of snow between 1 and 4 p.m. Temperature falling to around 17 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Highs are in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. "Travel will be icy and risky, especially Saturday morning".

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is warning people about possible flooding and severe weather in the next several days. There will be a large differential in snow accumulation through the region by the time this system ends tonight.

Friday Night: Rain. Widespread fog. Sunday, that means lows in the single digits and highs in the teens.

Once temperatures drop below 32°, the wintry mix will turn into snow showers.

The winter storm warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Gusting winds may also cause power outages. Areas expecting 4 to 7 inches of precipitation include Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle and Orleans counties, according to the National Weather Service. A thin glaze of ice is possible from Jonesboro to Helena as well as Blytheville to West Memphis. "This evening an arctic front will move through". At 9 p.m. Denver's temperature was 29 degrees.

Chief Keith says that if your travels take you to eastern Arkansas prepare for more significant travel issues. Memphis and Shelby County will be on the line with nothing up to an inch. Western Kentucky will get mainly rain. Most of the Northeast, as far as southern ME should expect rain. Strong gusty winds will also be felt at speeds of 25-35 miles per hour. "But the later they can come in the more it will allow that to happen". Some areas southeast will still be seeing a wintry mix.

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