Why do I call it an "Arkansas Slushie"? ALL forms of precipitation will be possible across the state. If you are a winter weather lover, do NOT get your hopes up at this time. I continue to think we'll have a COLD RAIN Friday for most of the state. It's late Friday into Saturday, the forecasting challenges really kick in for us.
As always, northern Arkansas will be prone to a wintry mix later Friday into Saturday. As the cold air becomes better established, the wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet should transition to snow. That transition should work to the south as the moisture exits. However, how much moisture remains when the air cold enough to support snow arrives for areas further south? There are still several unknowns that will not be answered until Wednesday or Thursday.
At this time, the highest chance for wintry weather will be across the northern 1/4 to northern 1/3 of Arkansas. The further south, the majority of the precipitation will fall in the form of a cold rain. As always, things can change. That's why we're asking you to keep checking back with us at KATV Channel 7.
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