This story was published on Feb. 12, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, AR – There’s a chance for ice or snow in the Arkansas forecast early next week.
The National Weather Service (NWS) says below normal temperatures will continue on Friday before it gets mild again on Saturday but it won’t last.
Canada will make another visit on the 15th (Sunday) bringing cold that could set things in motion for ice and/or snow.
The NWS says a storm system will approach from the southern Plains early next week. Moisture will surge into the area from the Gulf of Mexico on the 16th (Monday). At this point, rain is expected across central and southern sections of the state. In the north, a wintry mix of precipitation (snow, sleet and freezing rain) is in the forecast. This may or may not transition into a cold rain. The storm system will go by on the 17th, and a blast from the Arctic will be on its heels. If moisture lingers, that could mean light snow before precipitation ends.
The NWS cautions that this scenario is still several days away, and the forecast will likely change.
Our meteorologists will keep a close eye on the situation. Stay tuned.