"An upper level storm system is forecast to move into the southern plains states Christmas day. Precipitation will begin to overspread the state from the south starting late Monday night and continuing into Christmas day.
At this time, the potential for winter weather exists for much of Arkansas. The precipitation will start off mainly as rain across southern and central parts of the state Christmas morning. With colder air in place at the surface,some sleet or snow could mix with the rain at the onset as it advances northward. Over northern Arkansas -- it appears that mainly snow -- possibly mixed with sleet during the morning...will fall Christmas day.
As the storm system begins to move east of the area during the afternoon and evening hours, precipitation will transition to all snow across the state as colder air moves into the area. Significant accumulations of snowfall will be possible across parts of Arkansas. based on the current forecast track, the heaviest snowfall appears to be from southwest and west central Arkansas, stretching into central and northeast Arkansas. However, it appears that snow will fall in much of the state Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
However, there is still uncertainty in the track of the storm and thus snowfall amounts will be subject to change."