Warmest Start To February
It's official! The 1st week of the month was the warmest by average high temperature in Little Rock. This is something we have been tracking since identifying this warm spell.
So, what's next? We have been watching a weak disturbance which may affect southern Arkansas Friday night into Saturday morning. With cold air in place, it would bring frozen precip. However, it's very questionable how much moisture actually makes it to the ground even if the disturbance pushes far enough north. The arctic air is incredibly dry and has much to overcome. At this time, only a tiny chance for a flake of snow or sleet pellet. However, it's something to watch.
Also, rain returns Sunday. It could start off as freezing rain/sleet across northern Arkansas. Light ice could cause a few travel problems, then it should be plain rain. That's something to watch as well Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Another interesting piece of information is the temperature change from Thursday to this morning (Friday). As of the time I write this, it's 50° colder compared to 24 hours ago. That's DRASTIC, but not even in the top 10 greatest 24 hour temperature changes. Close, but not in it.