Winter weather moves in tonight (1/11/18)

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JONESBORO, Ark. – Get ready. Winter is here and northeast Arkansas is set to feel it in the form of a snow and icy blast tonight, the weather service says.

A storm system will move into the region Thursday night ushering in rain that will gradually transition to a mix of freezing rain and sleet early Friday morning, then eventually to all snow Friday. Significant snow and ice accumulations will be possible across much of the region. In addition, strong northwest winds will occur as the much colder air filters into the region.

The weather service says the ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.

Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected.

In addition, strong northwest winds may gust to 40 mph just behind the passage of the cold front.

Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

You may also find road condition information at this link: IDriveArkansas.com

 

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