Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
525 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

TEMPERATURES STARTED OFF WARM ACROSS ARKNASAS WITH READINGS IN THE
MID TO UPPER 40S. HOWEVER...ARCTIC AIR HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE
REGION...WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S
ACROSS THE NORTH BY LATE THIS MORNING.

MEANWHILE....TEMPERATURES HELD NEARLY STEADY CENTRAL ARKNASAS AND
ACTUALLY WARMED SOME ACROSS SOUTHERN AREAS BEFORE THE COLD AIR
ARRIVED WITH A VENGEANCE. THE COLD SURGE CONTINUES TO SINK TOWARDS
THE SOUTH AT THIS TIME. TEMPERATURES WERE DOWN IN THE LOWER 30S AT
THIS TIME IN CENTRAL SECTIONS TO THE LOWER 40S OVER THE SOUTH.

PRECIPITATION COVERS ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE AT THIS TIME AND IS A
MIXED BAG TO SAY THE LEAST. SLEET AND SNOW CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTH
WITH SLEET NOW STARTING TO NOW FALL IN CENTRAL SECTIONS. A COLD RAIN
CONTINUES DOWN SOUTH.

THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL ACCUMULATE ACROSS NORTHERN
ARKANSAS WITH FOUR TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET POSSIBLE. ACROSS
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS...TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET
WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH SOME ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO A
QUARTER OF AN INCH. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS WILL HAVE A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF FREEZING RAIN...WITH HEAVIEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ACROSS
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...WHERE ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD EXCEED A QUARTER
OF AN INCH. ONE TO THREE INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHERN LOCATIONS. AS A RESULT OF THE WINTRY
PRECIPITATION...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR TODAY INTO
THURSDAY MORNING.

PRECIPITATION WILL COME TO AN END THURSDAY MORNING WITH WINDY AND
VERY COLD AIR IN PLACE OVER THE STATE. TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO
WARM ABOVE FREEZING ON THURSDAY. CLEAR AND CALM CONDITIONS WILL MOVE
INTO THE STATE OVERNIGHT THURSDAY...ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET
INTO SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS BY FRIDAY MORNING. THROUGH THE
WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WITH DRY WEATHER EXPECTED.

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