The storm system that brought a blanket of snow to much of Arkansas is moving away, but leaving cold temperatures in its wake. Low pressure will move Northeast today bringing cold Northwest winds Wednesday.
Skies will clear out today, but temperatures will have a hard time making it above freezing, especially around areas where there is snow cover. Brisk Northwest winds will keep wind chill values down into the 20s and 10s. A combination of clear skies tonight and snow on the ground will allow for the many spots to drop to the coldest temperatures in nearly 2 years. Lows will drop well down into the 10s in some spots. Below are computer model projected low temperatures for Thursday morning.
Thursday will remain cool and dry, but another system will approach by early Friday morning. This is not expected to be a strong system, but it will bring rain back into the area Friday morning. With cold air still in place, precipitation may begin as freezing rain or snow.
Although this is not expected to be nearly as significant as the historic Christmas Day storm, some travel problems will be possible mainly Friday AM.