Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
925 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH WARMER TODAY THAN PREVIOUS DAYS THANKS TO
SOUTHERLY FLOW AND A WARM FRONT THAT APPROACHED ARKANSAS FROM THE
SOUTH. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES MADE IT INTO THE MID 50S TO MID 60S.
SOME RAIN WAS SEEN ACROSS THE STATE WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

AT THE 9 PM HOUR...SKIES WERE CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS NOW COVERING THE
MAJORITY OF THE STATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS WERE ALSO SHOWING UP OVER
THE SOUTH ALONG WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG. TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BE
ON THE MILD SIDE WITH READINGS IN THE 50S EVERYWHERE EXTREME THE FAR
NORTHWEST CORNER WERE 40S WERE MORE COMMONPLACE. WINDS WERE FROM THE
SOUTHEAST BEHIND THE WARM FROM AND TO THE NORTHWEST IN ADVANCE OF
IT.

PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE NIGHT AS A STRONG
COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE STATE FROM THE NORTH. WITH THIS STRONG
FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE STATE DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY
MORNING HOURS OF WEDNESDAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY WILL
LIKELY OCCUR DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WITH TEMPERATURES
FALLING THROUGH THE DAY.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL ENTER THE FORECAST ON WEDNESDAY MORNING
ACROSS NORTHERN ARKANSAS WITH MAINLY SLEET AND SNOW LIKELY AS
TEMPERATURES DIP BELOW FREEZING. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO
TRANSITION FROM RAIN...TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...TO SNOW THROUGH
THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. 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 ONE TO
THREE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTH. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS WILL ALSO SEE A
PROLONGED PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN...WITH HEAVIEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...WHERE ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD
EXCEED A QUARTER OF AN INCH. AS A RESULT OF THE WINTRY
PRECIPITATION...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY
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. FRIDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES
WILL GRADUALLY WARM WITH DRY WEATHER EXPECTED.

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