A Severe Snow Squall affecting northeastern Drew, Cleveland, Lincoln, northeastern Desha, Dallas, southern Grant, southern Jefferson, southwestern Arkansas and southeastern Hot Spring counties will be in effect until at least 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Locations impacted include Winchester, Dumas, Watson, Star City, Rison, Rohwer, Gould, Grady, Mitchellville, Pine Bluff, Sheridan, Fordyce, White Hall, Leola, Kingsland, Sparkman, Carthage, Whitefield, Jenkins Ferry State Park and Little Bayou Meto Park.

The Severe Snow Squall was located at 2:38 p.m. in a region from Malvern to Sheridan to Pine Bluff to Star City to Fordyce to western Dallas County. This area of intense snowfall was moving east at 30 mph.

Visibilities will drop quickly to near zero in this severe squall.

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. If you don`t have to be out on the roads in this area stay put or stay home. Snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour or above are making conditions nearly impossible to drive in. These conditions are expected to persist through at least 4 p.m.