Light Rain to Change Over to Light Snow in Washington and Madison Counties

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Winter Weather Advisory continues for Northwest Arkansas through early this evening…

At 10:30 A.M. very light precipitation was falling south of a line from Huntsville to Fayetteville and Lincoln. This was mainly in the form of light sprinkles or light freezing rain. Light freezing rain was also over the higher elevations of the Boston Mountains south of Fayetteville and Huntsville.Temperatures have risen a little with several areas at or just above freezing.  

Our forecast is for temps to rise maybe one more degree and by early afternoon most temps will be just above freezing. The light rain should expand northward over Northwest Arkansas this afternoon and then change over to light snow.  Light snow will begin to move out of our area early this evening. 

Snowfall accumulations of a dusting to possibly up to one inch will fall over Washington and Madison Counties with mainly a dusting to one half inch north of Fayetteville and Huntsville.  Snowfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible over the Boston Mountains and we could see some accumulation in River Valley areas late this afternoon as the cold rain transitions into snow there.

With temperatures rising a little today, I believe the roads in most or our towns around the I-49 corridor will be able to handle the precipitation and just be wet.  However watch out in those places where more snow accumulates especially our eastern counties east of Huntsville.

Dry weather expected overnight and sunny skies and low to mid 40s temperatures on Sunday will melt what falls today

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