A significant push of Arctic air will move into Arkansas Thursday. The front will be accompanied by areas of rain changing to snow and/or sleet followed by rapidly falling temperatures (up to a 20° temperature drop is anticipated within one hour of the frontal passage.
Bitterly cold weather is expected to continue through Christmas weekend with 72 hours (central/south)-96 hours (north) of continuous below freezing temperatures forecast beginning Thursday.
Wind chills Friday morning will be as cold as -30° in north Arkansas, -15° central and -5° south.
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