More sunshine, less wind, however, feeling like an icebox for Thursday

A small chance of snow for north Alabama

Snow shower chances only increase deeper into the afternoon we head for Friday.

Temperatures will be 20 degrees below average on Sunday from the Northeast to central Texas, and the Central Plains will be almost 40 degrees below average. If we were to see any snow from it, it would likely be late Wednesday into Thursday.

Another cold start this morning with temperatures in the single digits to low teens and wind chills near zero.

A cold front passed through Virginia early Wednesday morning, and the coldest air since last January has moved in behind it. I agree with the NWS assessment of more clarity by Friday, as that is the point at which the incoming disturbances will begin tracking over the western US and our upper-level weather balloon observations will give a better picture of atmospheric reality.

More clouds will overspread the state Friday night and temperatures will bottom out in the single digits and lower teens.

Record low temperatures were set in several Arkansas cities Thursday morning, including North Little Rock, where the low was 14 degrees.


On Monday, New Year's Day, it will be sunny and cold, with a high near 8, the weather service said.

The overall chance of precipitation is estimated at 30 percent.

On New Year's Day, the sun will return but it will still be cold, and may not get above freezing.

But what can Arkansans expect with the potential snowfall that may come this weekend?

What there is more confidence about is that it will be cold this weekend - the coldest it's been all season. What's more important is that the arctic high driving this cold snap will push the storm track out to sea.

However, the weather service cautioned that it was a low-confidence forecast, especially "given the potential significant impacts".

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