Warmer air predictions lesson snow chances

Published: 12/07/2018, 7:48 AM
Edited: 12/07/2018, 7:51 AM

A light wintry mix remains possible late Friday night through Saturday night with 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation possible across northwest Arkansas in the higher terrain areas, including a light glaze of ice. Lighter snow amounts, below one inch, will be possible across northeast Oklahoma. Precipitation chances will diminish early Sunday morning as the upper system shifts east.

The heaviest precipitations more across southeast OK where temperatures will remain warm enough for all rain through most of the event.

Winter weather potential is much less certain across eastern OK due to the southern track and marginal temperature profile through Saturday morning. While some potential remains for a swath of light snow or sleet accumulation along northern edge of precipitation shield, our thinking is now that accumulations will be less than an inch for the most part, and that temps will likely hover right at or slightly above freezing and that any travel issues will be limited. The Winter Storm Watch has been canceled, but a short-fused advisory could still be needed at a later time.

The system will quickly move out by Sunday with temperatures warming above freezing in most areas by afternoon. Generally quiet weather will prevail to start the week with another system bringing a chance of precipitation, all liquid this time, to the area by Wednesday and Thursday.


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