A Very Cold Christmas

Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service:

Thursday through Monday, a strong surge of very cold Arctic air is still expected to arrive by Thursday afternoon, with a slight chance of wintry precipitation for portions of the area. No accumulations or impacts are expected from any wintry precipitation that does fall.

The primary concern at this time will be the extreme cold with a prolonged period of below freezing temperatures into the Christmas weekend.

HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH

SATURDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures ranging from 4 to 12 degrees possible. In addition, wind chill values below 0 degrees will be possible.

* WHERE…Portions of south central and southwest Arkansas, north central and northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma and east and northeast Texas.

* WHEN…From Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.