Forget the groundhog’s prediction, experts say winter to hang around

We won't know until Feb. 2nd what the groundhog predicts for how long winter will stick around, but the experts say it looks like cold temperatures will be with us for a while. The Climate Prediction Center says we can expect the below normal temperatures the Twin Lakes Area has experienced the second half of January to continue through the month of February.

Chris Buanano with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock says the set up is in place to keep arctic air filtering into the area.

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One bright spot is the long-range precipitation outlook is for below average through February.

Buanano says many factors are used to come up with a long-range forecast.

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After a mild weekend, the next shot of arctic air should move into the Twin Lakes Area Monday night bringing with it a chance of snow.

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