The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement in regards to the accumulating wintry precipitation possible early next week.

The statement says that although uncertainty remains, an active weather pattern is setting up across eastern Okla. and northwest Ark. For the weekend and into the early part of the next week with several rounds of precipitation set to affect the area.

Widespread rain is expected to develop Saturday and Saturday night in advance of a cold front that will push through the region through Sunday.

Additional precipitation is expected to develop Sunday night and Monday with cold air in place across eastern Okla. and northwest Ark. and a reinforcing batch of cold air moving into the area from the north, accumulating wintry precipitation will be possible, primarily during the day Monday.

Considerable uncertainty remains on where the heaviest precipitation will develop and how much cold air will interact with the precipitation. At this time, all precipitation types from a cold rain to heavy snow appear possible.

Although it is not absolutely certain right now, be aware that there is some potential for heavy accumulations of snow, sleet or ice.

A third disturbance is expected on Tuesday. We will continue to update the website with the latest weather forecasts.