Long story short – beginning Tuesday night, north Arkansas likely to get snow again and central and south Arkansas are just a maybe for snow but rain is likely.
Here’s the daily forecast, and expanded details below that:
Tuesday in Saline County
- Sunny, with a high near 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
- A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
- A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
There is a fast but strong upper level storm system moving toward Arkansas over the next 24 to 36 hours. Precipitation is expected to begin during the overnight hours, most likely after midnight for most locations. Precipitation will likely start out as a cold rain for most locations, in the northern third of Arkansas, it will likely transition to snow as cold air moves in.
At this time, the expectations are that central and southern Arkansas will remain warm enough to see a cold rain, with the potential for a rain/snow mix across parts of central Arkansas Wednesday morning, but resulting in no impacts or accumulation.
The northern third of the state is more likely to experience a longer period of sub-freezing temperatures aloft Wednesday morning, and therefore snowfall is likely to last longer and is more likely to accumulate. Current expectations are for one half to one inch of snow to fall across the northern third of the state. These accumulations may lead to minor travel impacts across northern Arkansas, and there be a winter weather advisory issued in later forecasts.