Wintry mix expected through Friday morning


The eastern part of the state is expected to experience more winter weather, with up to an inch of snow in east and northeastern Arkansas.

A flood watch is posted for seven counties in Western New York Thursday through early Saturday.

The National Weather Service says we'll get one-tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain. Records highs for today, January 12th could be tied or broken.

Despite temperatures reaching the mid-50s Friday, a winter storm warning has been issued until 1 p.m. Saturday. Show is also likely Wednesday, with another chance of snow showers Thursday. "Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Cattaraugus creeks are traditionally the most susceptible to ice jam flooding".

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low near 5 degrees.

Saturday, the high will be near 19 with mostly cloudy skies gradually becoming sunny, the weather service said. As ice breaks apart, sometimes it can collect and block the flow of water, causing rivers to rise upstream.

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Friday: More rain, potentially causing floods.

To make matters worse, many wet surfaces will turn to ice as temperatures dip into the 20s by kickoff. Total daytime accumulation will be less than an inch. The cold front will come through this evening. Highs will be close to 40, with lows dropping to the mid- to low-teens.

Thursday brought freezing rain and snow to Lawrence, and road conditions led to two single-vehicle rollover accidents Thursday morning, according to Sgt. Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

There's a 20 percent chance of snow after midnight on Saturday along with increasing clouds and a low around 11 degrees. Scattered snow showers are possible during the day.

Another frigid weekend is expected.