A winter storm will develop over the southern plains Christmas day with the likely-hood of accumulating snow across portions of Eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Although the exact track remains somewhat uncertain...most of the region will likely receive at least an inch or two of snow from this system. The storm will likely lay down a heavier band of snow across portions of the region. Latest data suggest the greatest snow potential will occur along and south of a Eufaula to Eureka Springs line with 2 to 5 inches of snow likely with locally heavier amounts possible. Persons traveling across the region Christmas day into Christmas night should continue to closely monitor the latest forecast.
Persons across southeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas should be prepared for significant accumulating snow Christmas day into Christmas night. Roads will likely become slick and hazardous in some areas causing travel delays. A winter storm watch and subsequent winter storm warning will likely be required for portions of the area into Christmas day.