Winter Storm Friday creates slick travel conditions with ice and snow accumulations

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Chief Keith says that if your travels take you to eastern Arkansas prepare for more significant travel issues. The LEX 18 Winter Threat Index will be raised to a 2 or moderate risk.

Some sleet or snow will also be possible, although, no accumulations of sleet or snow are expected.

More counties in Arkansas are now set to go under a winter weather advisory as a system brings a wintry mix to the region.

The National Weather Service predicts that freezing temperatures will last through Sunday. Spotty areas of ice are possible but is not expected to be widespread at this time.West to northwest winds will increase to 20 miles per hour, gusting to 30 miles per hour and producing wind chills in the low teens by evening.

"It appears locations along and west of I-95 will likely see some sort of frozen precipitation from this storm system between Wilmington, DE to Boston, MA".

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Alright, we've made it to Friday!

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Thursday night, he explained, the precipitation and cold air will move in from the west.

It's a damp start to Friday, with steadier periods of rain on the way. Then slushy snow falling most of the morning which could flash freeze becoming crusty and very unsafe to drive through.

On Saturday snow will remain across most of New York State, and the far northern areas of New England.

We are tracking active weather for the next 24 hours.

The high Monday will be near 42, but the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, turning to snow, Monday night with a low near 16. The renewed freezing temperatures will cause ice to accumulate across large parts of the mid-Mississippi Valley, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley and interior Northeast.

A slower transition from freezing rain to snow will result in smaller snowfall amounts.

But we're still a few days out so the question remains: "Where exactly will the greatest impact be?" Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts. Follow Bill, Tom, Seth, and Jill on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates in between newscast. View road conditions here.

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