Winter Weather Outlook for Saturday, November 15, 2014

After midnight tonight into early Sunday morning, a band of rain mixed with sleet could occur between northern and central Arkansas. However Little Rock National Weather Service Meteorologist John Robinson says any precipitation would be light, and no problems are expected.

On Sunday: Snow could begin to fall lightly in northwest Arkansas during the morning, but will become much more likely in the northwest during the afternoon. By sunset, snow or a mixture of sleet and snow should spread across much of north central Arkansas and possibly into northeast Arkansas in areas close to the Missouri Bootheel. Also, temperatures could become cold enough for some snow in the higher elevations of the Ouachita Mountains.

On Sunday evening: Precipitation will become snow across northern Arkansas (in areas where the changeover did not occur during the afternoon). West central and central sections will see precipitation become a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow then a changeover to mainly snow between late evening and a few hours after midnight.

From late Sunday evening into the hours after midnight: Precipitation should change to mainly sleet and snow in east central Arkansas. Southern Arkansas should see a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow.

Accumulations: An inch or two could accumulate in northwest Arkansas. North central sections could see an inch or so. These amounts could necessitate the issuance of some Winter Weather Advisories. Most other places that see a changeover to all snow should pick up less than an inch. Later forecasts could adjust the snowfall amounts somewhat, but current weather maps suggest that any such changes would not be drastic.

Most of the precipitation should exit Arkansas by sunrise Monday.

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