Winter Weather Advisory in AR for light freezing precipitation

Threat for light freezing rain early Friday morning. Travel may be difficult in east AR before 9am.
Light rain will arrive from the south early Friday, mainly after 3am.  Temperatures as light rain arrives will be near or slightly below freezing across east AR and could flirt with the freezing mark in far north MS and west TN.  Freezing rain could result as liquid precipitation freezes on contact with exposed surfaces.
Because light accumulation is possible in east AR which could affect travel conditions, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for this region:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY.

* SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN…LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN IS FORECAST FROM MIDNIGHT THROUGH 9 AM FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS ARE THE PRIMARY IMPACT. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND HAZARDOUS IN FREEZING RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.


In west TN and far north MS, temperatures is rural areas could dip to the freezing mark, creating hazardous driving conditions, mainly on bridges and overpasses.  Conditions will improve by 9am as temperatures rise above freezing.  The low temperature in Memphis proper should be just above freezing and no signficant issues are expected in the city.

…FREEZING RAIN MAY MAKE TRAVEL SLIPPERY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING…

THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF PATCHY FREEZING RAIN FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS WEST TENNESSEE AND EXTREME NORTH MISSISSIPPI. THIS IS AN AREA ROUGHLY NORTH OF A LINE OF TUNICA TO IUKA.

ANY FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET THAT FALLS IS FORECAST TO TURN TO ALL RAIN BY MID-MORNING SOUTH OF A LINE FROM RIPLEY TO HUNTINGDON…NORTH OF THIS AREA IT MAY CONTINUE BEYOND THIS TIME.

MOTORISTS WHO ARE TRAVELING ACROSS THIS AREA ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND BE AWARE OF TEMPERATURES WHICH WILL BE NEAR FREEZING. BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE TO ICY CONDITIONS.

If you plan to be on the roads early Saturday morning, please be extremely cautious as roads could be slippery.

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