Very Cold Airmass Expected Early Next Week

A very cold airmass will move into the state early next week, with the coldest air of the season for expected to settle across Arkansas. The main concern will be the cold air as wind chill values could drop into the single digits and teens by Tuesday morning. This is where our confidence is highest regarding expected hazards early next week.
While rainfall is expected for most areas, the potential for seeing some wintry weather does exist. However, there will be a small window of opportunity to see any wintry precipitation Monday into Monday Night. At this time, if accumulations were to be seen, they would be light, with the best chances across the higher terrain of the Ozarks. There will also be some potential for seeing wintry weather further south, but no accumulations are expected. Overall, the threat for hazardous travel conditions due to wintry precipitation seems relatively low given the latest forecast information and current ground temperatures.
Refer to the latest forecast updates in the coming days for any changes to this forecast.
Mena and Polk County weather information is available at KAWX.ORG, by dialing (479) 394-5600, or by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or NOAA Weather Radio Online with your PC or with a free Mena Weather Radio app courtesy of KAWX Community Radio.