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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR PRIMARILY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* EVENT...ACCUMULATING FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE ON FRIDAY
* TIMING...A CHANGEOVER TO FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN
WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AND IN THE DELTA REGION NORTH OF SEARCY
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. AROUND DAYBREAK ON FRIDAY... WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WILL HAVE SHIFTED SOUTH TO AROUND THE I-40
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Saline County has canceled its Holiday Home Tour scheduled for Sunday, December 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. due to impending winter weather.
The Board canceled the Tour Wednesday out of concern for the homeowners, who were so graciously opening their homes, the Tour attendees and the CASA volunteers.
The three jury orientation sessions scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Friday, December 13, 2013, Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan and Circuit Judge Gary Arnold announced Wednesday.
The decision to delay the orientation sessions was made because of the winter storm watch in effect for central Arkansas starting Thursday, Milligan and Arnold said.
The Toys for Tots Caravan project that was set to leave Benton on Saturday has been canceled due to the chance of inclement weather.
Plans announced for 10th annual Toys for Tots project
The 10th annual Toys for Tots caravan will leave the Benton area on Dec. 7 en route for Toy Hill in North Little Rock.
George Beyers of George Beyers Co. is the local coordinator for the project.
Beyers said the event is open to "any and all antique, vintage, classic, exotic, hot rod, street rod, low rider, street machine cars, trucks and specialty vehicles."
Weather conditions for December have been comparatively mild thus far. However, according the Accuweather.com, a change in the weather is expected later this week.
The following statement has been posted for Saline County at the Accuweather.com website.
"Arkansans are advised to prepare for the possibility of winter weather and much colder temperatures by the end of the week. A frontal boundary will move close to the state on Wednesday, stalling out just to the south of Arkansas by Thursday.
The War Memorial Commission has announced that starting in 2014 season, the Arkansas Razorbacks will only host one game in War Memorial Stadium. Next year the only game in War Memorial will be when the Arkansas Razorbacks face the Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 18.
A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at War Memorial Stadium.
Fire destroyed the home of Cynthia and Minor George in Benton on Monday. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Winter weather is predicted for Sunday evening.
Check out the winter weather advisory.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) â€” Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results with just one day remaining.
Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw's National Stadium, where rich and poor countries were arguing over who should do what to fight global warming.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Instead of shrinking from the possibility that football's ultimate game could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate Super Bowl have decided to embrace the snow as the game's unofficial theme.
In fact, some officials are positively hoping for snow.
"It would be disappointing if it didn't, quite frankly," said Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's top spokesman. "Weather and the elements are part of the game. And we are embracing it."