Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much or Region 8 for Monday night and Tuesday. Significant ice accumulations are possible across the area as a weather system moves in from the Southwest.
The Region 8 Storm Team has been watching this system for several days. Region 8 Meteorologist Sarah Tipton will have more information on this winter weather system on Region 8 News throughout the morning.
STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:
...SIGNIFICANT ICING POSSIBLE OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY... .COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL ARKANSAS AND SPREAD EAST OVER THE MIDSOUTH. WITH TEMPERATURES AT THE SURFACE BELOW FREEZING...RAINFALL THAT DOES OCCUR WILL FREEZE ON CONTACT. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT OR BELOW FREEZING MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY ACROSS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. RAIN WILL DEVELOP BY MONDAY EVENING AND WILL FREEZE ON CONTACT WITH EXPOSED SURFACES. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE BEGINNING MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.