(KSLA) - Wintry mix is expected overnight tonight and Wednesday morning with our next weather maker. A cold front will be moving through, and bringing a lot of rain. There will be cold enough temperatures for some snow, sleet, or freezing rain in the northern parts of the ArkLaTex. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for McCurtain County, OK and Little River, Howard and Sevier counties in Arkansas through 9am Wednesday.
A light wintry mix of sleet and snow arrives late tonight. A quick changeover to a cold rain is expected for most areas prior to sunrise. Temperatures will fall back into the low to mid 30s.
A quick transition to a cold rain is expected for all but the far northern ArkLaTex early Wednesday morning. Near and north of I-30 a mix of sleet, snow and possibly freezing rain is expected to last through mid-morning. Some light icing or snow accumulations could create a few slick spots on the roads, mainly bridges and overpasses. Rain will be steady through the afternoon with afternoon temperatures only reaching the upper 30s to low 40s.
We’ll stay wet Wednesday night, but temperatures will hold in the 40s so no frozen precipitation is expected. The rain will taper off during the morning hours Thursday with most getting back to dry weather during the afternoon. Temperatures will bounce back into the mid 50s.
Dry weather and sunshine are back for Friday. Temperatures will be a little chilly in the morning on Friday, but will warm up to the mid 50s in the afternoon. That is about right where we should be for late January.
Then this weekend will also be quite nice. There will be a lot of sunshine Saturday with no chance of rain. It will once again start off with temperatures near the freezing mark. So, you will need a jacket in the morning. By the afternoon Saturday, it will be in the mid 50s. Sunday will also start off chilly, but will warm up a lot in the afternoon. Temperatures will top out in the mid 60s. The clouds will also be back on the increase later in the day and a stray shower looks possible.
Have a great week everyone! Don’t take your week for granted!
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist Grant Roberts