FORT SMITH- Winter weather potential may be a possibility for the mid to late portions of this week, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service.

A shallow arctic front will combine with increasing moisture and an upper disturbance to produce light freezing rain or drizzle Wednesday into Thursday morning across a good portion of east central and northeast Oklahoma, as well as far northwest Arkansas. Light icing on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will create some travel impacts.

A significant arctic intrusion is forecast this weekend. A wintry mix is possible across southeast Oklahoma while snow is expected across the remainder of the region Saturday night into Sunday. Some light accumulations are expected, which could again cause travel issues. Wind chill by Sunday morning are expected to drop below zero north of I-44 behind the strong front.


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