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Winter weather advisory in effect in northwest Arkansas where freezing rain, drizzle possible

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — A winter weather advisory remains in effect for northwest Arkansas as areas of freezing rain and drizzle continue to make roads and bridges hazardous.

The National Weather Service says the advisory is expected to expire before noon Sunday. While areas of freezing rain will diminish additional ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch is possible in the region.

Forecasters say roads and bridges in the area will be slick and hazardous and drivers are urged to use extra caution is travel is necessary.

Temperatures will warm through Sunday afternoon with precipitation tapering off across northwestern Arkansas. The best chance of precipitation Sunday afternoon and Monday will be in southern Arkansas. Any precipitation in northern Arkansas will likely be freezing rain due to the continued presence of very cold air.

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