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Few showers possible this weekend with ice chances next week

Most the remaining snow will melt this weekend with 50s on Saturday and stray rain showers. Sunday turns much colder as a front arrives in Arkansas.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It was a beautiful Friday with the sunshine! Lots of snow melted. We have more wintry weather on the way for next week as an active jet stream sits over Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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Winter is not done yet. Two or three low pressure systems will move through Monday through next Thursday. To start the workweek we're watching a freezing rain potential for Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. A very cold rain is expected in the River Valley.

More chances for a wintry mix or cold rain are possible through midweek. Bottom line, the chances for more hazardous travel or power outages are in the forecast next week.

SATURDAY

- Clouds increasing, isolated rain showers (30% chance)

- Southerly winds 10-20 MPH

- Highs in the 50s

SUNDAY

- Stray morning shower (20% chance)

- Turning colder, dropping into the 30s/40s

Credit: KFSM

ACTIVE JET STREAM NEXT WEEK

Upper level winds will be racing right over Arkansas and Oklahoma next week, helping several small storm systems to form and swing over the south, bringing multiple chances for rain, ice, and some snow.

Credit: KFSM

WINTER STORM NEXT WEEK

We are watching the threat for more wintry weather to hit the Ozarks and southern Plains next week. This one will be warmer, however there may be some colder air trapped in the lower levels of the atmosphere. That may create some freezing rain.

The latest data show that ice threats remain for Northwest Arkansas while some more rain may mix into the River Valley. Stay tuned!

Credit: KFSM

- Stephen A.

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