Freezing rain and sleet to continue on Thursday in Fayetteville

The winter weather that hit the area on Wednesday will stick around for another day, forecasters said.

A light wintry mix of mainly freezing rain and sleet is expected Thursday morning, which will last into the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are also likely in the morning hours.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan said the city’s road crews have been working non-stop to clear the main roads around town, and should be able to start clearing secondary roads on Thursday. Residents can expect to see plows and salt trucks in their neighborhoods, he said.

Students at public schools in Fayetteville will again have remote classes on Thursday. The University of Arkansas cancelled in-person classes for the second day in a row, and also announced that Razorback Transit buses will not run on Thursday.

City offices in Fayetteville are closed, and all of the day’s public meetings will take place virtually on the Zoom app.

In Fayetteville, a high temperature of 28 and a low of 10 is expected on Thursday, and a high of 36 and low of 21 is expected on Friday.

The current weekend forecast shows sunny skies with temperatures reaching the mid-40s on Saturday and low-50s on Sunday.