A large cold front and freezing temperatures arrive in Arkansas

Get ready for a very cold weekend this weekend where the days will be chilly and the nights will be freezing, seriously… like in freezing, sub-zero temperatures.

The forecast for cold weather this weekend November 11-13 in Arkansas looks like this…

Northern parts of Arkansas: Fayetteville, Mountain View, Jonesboro

The cold front will move into northern parts of the state from Fayetteville, Mountain View to Jonesboro tonight. With cooler temperatures on Friday and downright cold on Saturday and Sunday. With highs in the upper 40s and overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.

Middle parts of Arkansas: Fort Smith, Mena, Little Rock, Forrest City

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Midsections of the state will see cooler temperatures on Friday with highs in the low to mid-50s. The big difference in temperatures will be seen from Friday night through Saturday and the rest of the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s by Saturday and overnight lows into the mid upper 20s.

Southern parts of Arkansas: From Queen, Texarkana, Eldorado, McGehee

Cooler temperatures will begin to move into the region on Friday with highs in the low to mid 60s. Weekend highs will be in the low 50s and overnight lows in the high 20s to low 30s. .

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Remember to check on your pets and bring them inside if you can or at least make sure they have a warm place to stay, bring plants or cover them and make sure your pipes outside are insulated during freezing temperatures. Next week’s forecast shows that these cooler temperatures will be here for some time. So get out the flannel shirts and boots because it’s going to be cold!

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