Statewide Weather System Will Bring Wintry Mix to Parts of Arkansas

A winter storm in Atlanta

The National Weather Service, Little Rock, has placed Van Buren County under a Winter Storm Watch with "several inches of snow and sleet" predicted beginning Friday evening through Saturday evening.

A Winter Storm Warning means freezing rain, sleet and up to an inch of snow will be possible for Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry and Dyer counties.

"Snowfall amounts in some locations will likely exceed a foot and result in several days of hard or impossible travel, extended power outages, and downed trees", the agency said.

Local Yokel Weather issued a SNOWCAST Map this morning, which puts Bryson City, Alarka and Almond on the map to receive anywhere from 2-4 inches and for Whittier and Cherokee to receive anywhere from 4-8 inches of snow.

Snow totals will be lower in northeastern Arkansas and northwestern Tennessee, where 1 to 2 inches is possible. Possible freezing rain and dusting snow could also reach the I-85 corridor. Forecasters have grown more confident in the prediction after worrying it could shift and bring a large amount of snow north and into West Virginia. Central Arkansas looks to only pick up, at most, 1 inch of snow.

A motorist needed help after at least six inches of snow fell across parts of North Carolina on Sunday.

"We're preparing for days of impact, not hours", Cooper said, urging caution.

Mountainous areas in North Carolina are forecast to receive up to 18 inches of snow and ice Saturday through Monday with gusty winds.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Rabun, Habersham, White, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, Dawson, Banks, and Hall counties until noon on Monday.

"If you're in central Arkansas, you're kind of on the edge of this wintry mix on Saturday".

The flooding and winter precipitation may also affect Georgia. In addition, freezing rain accumulations of around a tenth of an inch is possible, especially west of US 1. It all depends on a regional weather phenomenon called "cold-air damming" - when cold air is forced from the northeast and pushes against the Appalachians.

Most areas have seen sleet/wintry mix or a cold rain overnight. Crews were brining Interstate 40 in the Triangle on Thursday, though state officials asked people to limit travel during the storm.

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