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Freezing temperatures in state forecast

This National Weather Service map shows the Hard Freeze Warnings and Freeze Warnings as of 10 p.m. Monday.
This National Weather Service map shows the Hard Freeze Warnings and Freeze Warnings as of 10 p.m. Monday.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A cold front approaching from the north will bring the coldest temperatures of the season so far to Arkansas, with mid-week lows dipping below freezing statewide, the National Weather Service said Monday.

Highs in the mid-60s Monday will give way to temperatures in the mid-30s to mid-40s by Tuesday afternoon, with lows Wednesday morning in the upper teens to mid-20s across the state and afternoon highs in the 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday morning lows are again expected to be below freezing, with Thursday afternoon highs in the 50s.

“We do have a shot at some winter weather with this, just a little bit, primarily the northern two rows of counties,” Weather Service meteorologist Julie Lesko said. “There could be rain, snow or maybe sleet mixed in, but we don’t expect that to last.”

Forecasters predict a return to more normal temperatures by the weekend, with highs Saturday in the upper 50s to upper 60s and Sunday highs from the mid-60s into the 70s.

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