Snowfall moves out of Fayetteville, bitter cold temperatures stay

George’s Majestic Lounge / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A winter storm that dumped over 6 inches of snow in Fayetteville on Thursday has moved out of the area, but bitterly cold conditions will stick around on Friday, according to weather officials.

A second band of light snow that brought additional accumulation early Friday was replaced with clear, sunny skies by 8 a.m., but wind chill indices are expected in the single digits through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

Fayetteville Public Schools officials announced Thursday that schools would remain closed Friday, but no online coursework would be assigned for the day. The day off means the school year will be extended by one day through May 27.

The forecast for Fayetteville shows temperatures reaching into the mid-40s over the weekend, with a slow warming trend expected to develop into the middle of next week with dry and seasonable conditions returning.