‘Significant’ snowfall expected in Fayetteville Tuesday night

(National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service in Tulsa is predicting ‘significant snowfall‘ for the Fayetteville area on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Forecasters on Monday issued a winter storm warning in effect for eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas through 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The service said rain will transition to snow around 3 p.m., with the latest predictions showing 6-8 inches of accumulation expected in Fayetteville and across much of the region.

Fayetteville Public Schools announced at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday that the District will switch to online learning for Wednesday.

The University of Arkansas announced that the UA campus, including Mullins Library, the Arkansas Union and University Recreation/HPER, will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Razorback Transit will continue to run until 6 p.m., officials said. UA officials have not yet made an announcement on classes for Wednesday.

The City of Fayetteville on Tuesday cancelled a City Council ARPA work session Scheduled for 4:30 p.m. this evening (Tuesday, Jan. 24) due to the weather. An NWA Regional Planning Commission meeting and the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday have also been cancelled.

The University of Arkansas announced that the men’s basketball game between against LSU on Tuesday will go on as scheduled at 6 p.m., though shuttle services from parking lots will not run, and concessions may be limited.

We’ll keep you posted on other weather-related closures and developments.