A cold front is surging south through Arkansas. The entire state is under a Winter Weather Warning or an Ice Storm Warning. Plan on dangerous travel conditions and possible power outages.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight Thursday for all of Southeast Arkansas with the exception of Ashley and Chicot counties. Those two counties are under an Ice Storm Warning.
Expect ice accumulations of up to one-half inch across Southeast Arkansas.
At his weekly news briefing Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state should be prepared for potential winter weather.
In preparation for the winter storm, Hutchinson announced he will be prepositioning eight national guard teams around the state for the winter response. He also signed an Executive Order that will allocate $250,000 in anticipation of recovery efforts.
“I encourage everyone to look at travel plans and minimize those if there is an ice event,” Hutchinson said, “Be prepared and have a basic emergency supply kit along with a family emergency plan.”
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. For road conditions go to idrivearkansas.com
Dennis Cavanaugh, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock, in advance of the storm on Tuesday gave a winter weather briefing in the video below: