Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region

Image courtesy National Weather Service

Image courtesy National Weather Service

Monday Night: We will see rain and sleet before 10 p.m., then freezing rain and sleet between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., then rain and sleet after 4 a.m. Temperatures will drop to a low of 32 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of Northwest Arkansas and for parts of the River Valley.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather.

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, USA media report. Hundreds of people in Tacoma turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone suggested it on Facebook.

People sled at Gas Works Park after a large storm blanketed the city with snow on February 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington.

Some of the snow could be heavy, and again the potential is there for several inches of accumulation. She wasn't fazed by the forecast of more snow on its way.

"The storm can also end with snow and icy spots in both of these cities", Sosnowski said.

Snow is expected to arrive during the day on Tuesday and will likely continue into Wednesday.

Meanwhile, forecasters are closely monitoring a potent storm system that's predicted to come out of the Rockies on Monday. While this is occurring there also needs to be high pressure in Canada allowing cold arctic air (modified arctic air by the time it reaches us) to funnel through openings in the topography, such as the Fraser River Valley.

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies. It's like, 'Use your brain!

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