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    Early Spring Snow for N. Arkanasas

    By By Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist.
    March 25, 2013, 4:53:21 AM EDT

    A storm spread a zone of snow and wintry mix across portions of Missouri and northern Arkansas into early Friday.

    The storm system tracked from northwest to southeast across the area, diving south of greater St. Louis.

    In some areas, the snow was heavy for several hours and lead to slippery roads and travel delays.

    A general swath of 1- to 3- inch snowfall is forecast in this area with road conditions ranging from wet to slushy. However, a narrow band of much heavier snow is possible. A few locations could pick up a half a foot or more with snowcovered roads.


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    Heavy snow lead to the accumulation of almost 7 inches in Mansfield, Mo. and 6 inches in the Ozarks.

    Northern Arkansas saw a widespread snow accumulation as well.

    Baxter County, Arkansas reported 4-6 inches. Temperatures were warmer in Mississippi County in eastern Arkansas near the borders of Tennessee and Mississippi, only allowing 1.5 inches of snow.

    The small storm system streaked into Huntsville, Mississippi and Rome, Georgia early Friday morning. with some snow

    The system will go on to produce another dose of drenching rain over the interior South Friday.

    A much larger storm system will take aim over the central and southern Plains to the middle and lower Mississippi Valley this weekend.

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    Part of the same area that receive snow from the Thursday system could be hit with even heavier snow Saturday into Sunday. Some areas that are missed by the Thursday snow in the region could be targeted. It is possible St. Louis gets into the big snow on Sunday.

    The weekend storm also bring the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms in the South.

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