LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- 10 PM, Sunday Update– A stout upper-level low pressure system is impacting Arkansas today bringing not only rain to the state but winter weather as well.
As of 10 p.m. CST Sunday, reported snowfall totals were highest in northwest Arkansas, as forecasted by our meteorologists. Transition to wintry mix and some snow has also been seen across parts of north central and west central Arkansas, as well.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park (Elevation: 2681′) in Polk County recorded two inches of snow, while the city of Mena picked up about one-half inch of snow. Four inches of snow fell atop Mount Magazine (Elevation: 2732′) in Logan County.
Wet snowflakes were reported farther south through Little Rock and Hot Springs as well as east through Pocahontas, AR.
Data Sunday morning increased our confidence in accumulation amounts. Based on that guidance, some light to moderate accumulation looked likely for areas of northwest, north-central and high elevations of west-central Arkansas which helped warrant a winter weather advisory to be issued for those counties.
A winter storm warning was issued for far northwest Arkansas, but has since been cancelled as that area of the state is no longer dealing with the winter weather impacts. The winter weather advisory for north central and west central Arkansas continues until midnight.
Precipitation began as nearly all rain earlier this morning. Transition to a mix of snow (mainly NW AR) occurred throughout the afternoon as the temperature profile cooled. This will continue through the evening for mainly north Arkansas. All precipitation should push east of the state just after midnight.
At this time, moderate road impacts are expected only for portions of NW Arkansas where higher accumulations occurred. You can check out road conditions by going to idrivearkansas.com
Please check back for any updates.