Freezing rain affecting the area Friday morning

A mixture of rain and freezing rain is affecting most of the Twin Lakes Area Friday morning. The precipitation started during the early morning hours and has prompted a winter weather advisory to be issued for most of North Central Arkansas until 10 Friday morning and for southern Missouri until 6 Friday evening as travel may be impacted, according to Willie Gilmore with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.

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Most locations in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri are expected to get up to one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. The National Weather Service says roadways, for the most part, are expected to remain just wet, however elevated roads, overpasses and bridges may become ice covered.

Gilmore says for residents of Northern Arkansas, conditions should get better later in the day Friday.

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In southern Missouri, the temperature is expected to stay at or just below freezing, thus the winter weather advisory being in effect until 6 Friday evening.

More rain is expected across the region Friday night followed by colder temperatures for the weekend.

You can stay up to date on cancellations and road conditions at ktlo.com/cancellations brought to you by Baxter Regional Medical Center.

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