Winter weather advisory issued for parts of NEA

Bryan's Wednesday Morning Forecast 1/6

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of Northeast Arkansas as a low-pressure system advances, bringing rain and possible snow.

As of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Meteorologists Bryan McCormick and Aaron Castleberry said showers were beginning to break out in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Rain is not expected to move into western parts of Region 8 until after dark.

The rain should change to snow overnight into early Thursday morning as cold air wraps around the backside of the system, they say.

The heaviest accumulations will be west of our area in the higher elevations of the Boston and Ozark Mountains.

A dusting of snow cannot be ruled out across Fulton, Izard, and Sharp Counties. People living in Baxter and Stone Counties in Arkansas could see 1-2 inches of snow while those in Howell, Oregon, and parts of Ripley Counties in Missouri could receive a heavier band of snow.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of Northeast Arkansas.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of Northeast Arkansas. (Source: KAIT-TV)

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for Baxter and Stone Counties beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and for Howell and Oregon Counties starting at 9 p.m.

McCormick and Castleberry said the impact to travel in Region 8 appears to be low at this time, but there could be a few slick spots on bridges and at higher elevations.

The Region 8 News StormTEAM will monitor this system and will provide live updates.

One of the best ways to be aware of the weather is to follow the Region 8 StormTEAM:

- Watch the latest forecasts on KAIT-TV at 4:30-7 a.m., Midday at 11 a.m., News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. on KAIT-ABC & KAIT-NBC. Newscasts are available over the air, on cable & satellite where available, on kait8.com, on the Region 8 News mobile app for smartphones and tablets (to install or update the news app search KAIT in your mobile marketplace).

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