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Arkansas weather timeline: One more round of ice to go

A wave of heavy ice is possible by Wednesday night, especially in the River Valley. Power outages will be possible.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas' last round of ice is on the way. We are expecting a mix of sleet (north) and freezing rain (south) by Wednesday night. It will last into Thursday morning. The heaviest ice will be in the River Valley, with more light sleet for Northwest Arkansas

Monday was a mess area-wide and Tuesday brought more sleet. The last round, coming Wednesday night, may bring the River Valley's biggest ice event so far this week. Travel will remain difficult through Thursday.

To track rain, ice, and snow, tap here for our interactive radar.

The farther north you go, there may be less moisture to work with. Light sleet is possible in NWA.

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  • Dropping to the 20s
  • Patchy freezing drizzle


  • Cloudy start, ice and sleet return after 5 PM
  • Highs in the 30s
Credit: KFSM

Additional ice accumulation will be possible Tuesday, especially in the River Valley south into the Ouachitas. Ice totals of a tenth of an inch up to a quarter inch are possible near I-40. Areas farther south could pick up a quarter inch or half inch of ice Wednesday night.

Credit: KFSM


Clouds should break up Thursday evening and night with sunshine for Friday. Temperatures will warm up well above freezing. Lots of ice melt is expected. 60s for highs may return this weekend and next week.


Additional ice is possible from Texas into Oklahoma and Arkansas Wednesday into Thursday.

Credit: KFSM

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