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Major winter storm on the way

Monday morning snow was just a preview of the main event expected to visit Arkansas starting Wednesday morning.
We want Spring! (Ed Trauschke)
We want Spring! (Ed Trauschke)
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Monday morning snow was just a preview of the main event expected to visit Arkansas starting Wednesday morning.

FOX 16 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin is predicting 5 to 8 inches of snow throughout most of Central Arkansas as a low pressure system tracks to our south and cold air moves in from the north. He has declared a Severe Weather Alert Day for Wednesday.

Expect snow starting Wednesday morning and continuing through the evening. Snowfall will be heavy at times, limiting visibility and causing possible dangerous driving conditions on highways and secondary roads.

After the storm exits the region, cold arctic air will move in, lowering the temperature to the low teens for Thursday and Friday. A gradual warm-up is anticipated for the weekend into the start of next week.

The State Highway Department recommends avoiding unnecessary travel on Wednesday as they gear up to fight yet another storm.

Local school districts have not made a decision on classes on Wednesday. However, they are contemplating extending the school year to get the in the required amount of days.

For a more detailed explanation of this week's coming storm, take a look at Meteorologist Chad Garneau's latest blog post.

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