Arkansas Storm Team Weather Blog: Our Next Storm Is An Ice Storm

Our stretch of Arctic air and winter weather is almost over. Our last winter storm of this frigid stretch won’t bring any snow to Arkansas, it will bring ice.

The National Weather Service has issued many different winter weather alerts for locations that will see ice.

The counties in dark purple are under an Ice Storm Warning. Over a quarter of an inch of ice is possible in those areas. locations under the Winter Weather Advisory will see a glaze to a quarter of an inch of ice.

Below is a map that shows how much ice parts of Arkansas will get. If where you live is in pink you could see at least a glaze of ice. A glaze is all it takes to cause dangerous driving conditions.

The Arkansas River valley has the great potential to see over a quarter of an inch. The rest of the locations west of the I-30/67 corridor will see a glaze of ice. This map shows ice accumulation through noon on Monday. After noon, temperatures will warm above freezing and it will just be raining.

Everywhere that gets ice will have dangerous driving conditions. If you can, try to stay off the roads on Monday morning. Locations that get over a quarter of an inch of ice could see power outages.

I don’t expect anywhere in Arkansas to get over half an inch of ice.

This will not be a long-term impact event. Temperatures will warm above freezing on Monday afternoon melting all the ice. When temperatures get above freezing the impacts will be gone!

Stay with the Arkansas Storm Team for the latest updates on this upcoming ice storm!

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