Monday Morning Update:


Rain will start to move in Tuesday morning and get heavier and widespread Tuesday afternoon. Parts of the Ozarks and Ouachitas may see a rain/snow mix in the afternoon (highest elevations). Then in the evening hours a widespread changeover to snow from rain will start in Northwest and West Arkansas. Overnight into Wednesday a changeover to snow or at least a snow/rain mix will occur in North Central and even parts of Central Arkansas including Little Rock.

While it may not drop below 32° in Little Rock Tuesday night, the snow may come down hard enough fast enough to accumulate faster than it melts from Midnight to 4 AM. So, around an inch of snow is possible in the LR Metro. North & west of Little Rock the accumulation numbers will go up. There will likely be a bullseye area in Madison, Newton, and Search counties as well as northwestern Van Buren, far northern Pope and far northern Johnson counties where 6-12″ of snow will be possible.

Anticipating where the greatest impact from this winter storm will be, the National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches in North Central, Northwest, and parts of West Arkansas. It runs from Noon, Tuesday until 6 AM, Wednesday. Additional watches, advisories, and/or warnings will likely be issued. So, more updates are to come.

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SUNDAY’S POST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Talk of an Arkansas snowstorm has been going on for about a week, and until now it was just talk. With high-resolution forecast model data in hand, we can break down the forecast and impacts of this week’s winter storm!

First, let’s cover the timing. Clouds, rain, and snow will begin moving into Arkansas Tuesday afternoon. For most of us, it will start off as plain old rain, but locations in northwest Arkansas will see an all-snow event.

After sunset Tuesday, temperatures will drop and more Arkansans will change from rain to snow. Especially northwest of I-30 and highway 67.

During the overnight hours, the back edge of the rain/snow will be moving out of Arkansas. This is when places like Arkadelphia, Little Rock, and Searcy will change over to snow.

The storm will be completely out of Arkansas by Wednesday morning.

Since some people will see snow the whole time and some people will stay mainly rain, there is a huge range of snow totals across the state.

Locations in northwest/northcentral Arkansas will see many hours of wet heavy snow. These locations will get over a half-foot of snow by Wednesday morning.

Locations above 1000′ in elevation will see 3-6″ of snow. The Arkansas River Valley and locations 20+ miles west of the I-30/67 corridor will see 1-3″. Communities along the corridor will see a quick burst of snow at the end of the storm that will drop a coating-1″ of snow on grassy surfaces and elevated roadways.

The National Weather Service has already highlighted the area that will see the most impact. There is a winter storm watch for northwest/northcentral Arkansas. Over the next 24-36 hours they will flip the winter storm watches to winter storm warnings, and add winter weather advisories to locations further south.

Overall, this storm won’t bring huge long-lasting impacts. There won’t be any ice/freezing rain and temperatures behind it will be above freezing. Temperatures will be in the 40s Wednesday and Thursday, so ARDOT should have an easy time clearing snow-covered roadways with their plows and salt!

STAY INFORMED:

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To make sure you are staying up-to-date with the forecast, download the Arkansas Storm Team app to get updates anywhere at any time. 

To watch the latest video updates from the Arkansas Storm Team, you can check them out here.

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The Arkansas Storm Team is a collaboration of two stations to bring you the largest weather team in the state when covering Arkansas weather.