A very strong cold front moves across the State Sunday as Arctic air pours South. This will create the potential for a significant icing event for parts of Central and Northern Arkansas Sunday into Sunday night. Sub-freezing air will begin working its way into Northern Arkansas Sunday morning, while a strong disturbance moves along the front across Central Arkansas. Rain will increase along the front during the day. At the same time, the freeze line will continue South causing rain to switch over to freezing rain. The transition to freezing rain will occur during the morning hours over Northern Arkansas and during the afternoon and evening for Central Arkansas. Ice accumulations will be enough to cause some tree damage and power outages. More widespread damage is possible for Northeast Arkansas where ice accumulations may exceed half an inch. As of right now, upwards of a quarter of an inch of ice is possible for Central Arkansas. A mix of sleet is also likely by late Sunday, causing dangerous travel conditions. Icy conditions are quite likely for Monday morning as temperatures plunge well into the 10s. Wind chills by Monday morning will drop to near zero.
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