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NWS says more snow and severe cold on the way; Sheriff: Roads still hazardous

Still reeling from a massive mix of snow and cold, the National Weather Service (NWS) out of Little Rock says most of the state will receive a repeat performance of extreme wintery conditions starting tonight as a new storm system moves into a large part of Arkansas.

A winter storm warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 12 p.m. Thursday. About 4 to 8 inches of more snow is in the forecast and wind chill values will also run from zero to 20 below zero during the warning period.

Hazardous travel conditions will continue for the foreseeable future due to the recent high-impact storm, the NWS says.

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens informed White River Now Tuesday morning the roads are still covered with snow and ice.

“If people have to get out, please be careful and drive with caution,” Stephens said. “We will be out on the roads today helping stranded motorists. If people do get out, make sure they have blankets and extra clothing with them in case they do get stranded.”

The NWS says the new storm system should move out of the region by Thursday night, and temperatures should return to the lower 30s by Thursday.

The NWS team says warmer weather should arrive by the weekend.

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