Winter Weather Advisory: Freezing Rain Expected Across Northeast Arkansas

Trucks out pre-salting roads in anticipation of the predicted ice that may hit Lawrence County this afternoon were spotted this morning.  Sloan-Hendrix School has cancelled tutoring for today.

Hillcrest School• DUE TO THE ICY FORECAST • TONIGHT’S GAMES AT HILLCREST SCHOOL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. See below for schedule updates.

Senior Night AT LYNN has been moved to Thurs., Feb. 8. Sr. Boys will play first at 6 p.m. Senior Night Activities will be next. Then the night will end with the Sr. Girls game.

Jr. Girls play Maynard in the district tournament AT RECTOR on Thurs., Feb 8th as well. Their game has been moved up to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate both Maynard’s and Hillcrest’s Senior Nights.

We will be posting more weather updates and local cancellations due to inclement weather as the day progresses.

Today- Rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight- Rain before 1am, then rain or freezing rain. Low around 31. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Memphis TN
406 AM CST Tue Feb 6 2018

…Freezing Rain expected across Northeast Arkansas, the Missouri
Bootheel and portions of Northwest Tennessee tonight…

.Low pressure will track along a cold front that will be located
across North Mississippi into portions of West Tennessee tonight.
Temperatures will drop to below freezing across Northeast
Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and portions of Northwest
Tennessee changing rain to freezing rain. Ice accumulations can
be expected.

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Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, and Kennett
406 AM CST Tue Feb 6 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. The ice will result in
difficult travel conditions, including during the morning
commute on Wednesday. Total ice accumulations of up to two
tenths of an inch are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel
conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday.
Ice will begin to accumulate first on trees and elevated
surfaces including bridges and overpasses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Memphis TN
417 AM CST Tue Feb 6 2018

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417 AM CST Tue Feb 6 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of East Arkansas…
the Missouri Bootheel…North Mississippi…and West Tennessee.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Rain will change over to freezing rain tonight across Northeast
Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel and portions of Northwest
Tennessee tonight. Ice accumulations can be expected. As a result,
a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued.

A few thunderstorms may produce hail across Phillips County,
Arkansas, North Mississippi and portions of West Tennessee
tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Freezing rain or drizzle may linger across portions of Northwest
Tennessee and the Missouri Bootheel Wednesday morning. A Winter
Weather Advisory will remain in effect through 9 AM CST.

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